Optimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology

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This outstanding volume offers the first comprehensive collection of optimality-theoretic studies in Spanish phonology. Bringing together most of the best-known researchers in the field, it presents a state-of-the-art overview of research in Spanish phonology within the non-derivational framework of optimality theory. The book is structured around six major areas of phonological research: phonetics–phonology interface, segmental phonology, syllable structure and stress, morphophonology, language variation and change, and language acquisition, including general as well as more specialized articles. The reader is guided through the volume with the help of the introduction and a detailed index. The book will serve as core reading for advanced graduate-level phonology courses and seminars in Spanish linguistics, and in general linguistics phonology courses. It will also constitute an essential reference for researchers in phonology, phonological theory, and Spanish, and related areas, such as language acquisition, bilingualism, education, and speech and hearing science.
[Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 99]  2006.  viii, 564 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Fernando Martínez-Gil and Sonia Colina
Spanish complex onsets and the phonetics–phonology interface
Travis G. Bradley
Phonological phrasing in Spanish
Pilar Prieto
Hiatus resolution and incomplete identity
Eric J. Bakovic
Depalatalization in Spanish revisited
Maria-Rosa Lloret and Joan Mascaró
Upstepping vowel height: A constraint-based account of metaphony in Proto-Spanish and Lena Asturian
Fernando Martínez-Gil
The phonology of nasal consonants in five Spanish dialects
Carlos Eduardo Piñeros
Optimality-theoretic advances in our understanding of Spanish syllable structure
Sonia Colina
Exceptional hiatuses in Spanish
Teresa Cabré Monné and Pilar Prieto
The Spanish stress window
Iggy Roca
Morphological structure and phonological domains in Spanish denominal derivation
Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero
Gender allomorphy and epenthesis in Spanish
Eulàlia Bonet
A paradigm account of Spanish number
Mario Saltarelli
Prefix boundaries in Spanish varieties: A non-derivational OT account
Caroline R. Wiltshire
Optimality Theory and language change in Spanish
D. Eric Holt
Duration, voice, and dispersion in stop contrasts from Latin to Spanish
Gary K. Baker
The interaction between faithfulness constraints and sociolinguistic variation: The acquisition of phonological variation in first language speakers
Manuel Díaz-Campos and Sonia Colina
Sonority scales and syllable structure: Toward a formal account of phonological change
Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach
Foot, word and phrase constraints in first language acquisition of Spanish stress
Conxita Lleó and Javier Arias
Acquistion of syllable structure in Spanish
Alfonso Morales-Front
Constraint conflict in the acquisition of clusters in Spanish
Jessica A. Barlow
Subject index
Index of constraints
“The articles in this volume taken together constitute an outstanding contribution to both Spanish phonology and theoretical phonology. It comprises the most comprehensive work available on Spanish phonology from the perspective of Optimality Theory. The contributors include many of the leading figures in Spanish phonology offering insightful analyses within the framework of Optimality Theory. The chapters cover all the major areas within Spanish phonology including the segmental phonology, syllable structure, phonetics-phonology interface, diachronic phonology and acquisitional phonology. The volume is valuable for the student of Spanish and for those interested in phonology more generally.”
“This book presents an up-to-date, comprehensive treatment of Spanish phonology and related areas within the framework of Optimality Theory. It makes an important contribution both to the study of the phonological structure of Spanish and to current theoretical debates. It is required reading for anyone concerned with the sound system of Spanish, its acquisition and its historical development.”
“Spanish is one of the most well-studied phonological systems around and is an excellent test bed for a number of theoretical proposals. This volume offers a wonderful cross-section of papers on virtually every aspect of Spanish phonology from an Optimality Theoretic perspective, many offering novel empirical insight and new theoretical proposals. Researchers interested in either the latest nuances of Optimality Theory or new facts surrounding the phonology of Spanish will certainly want to pour through these papers.”
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