Optimality-Theoretic Studies in Spanish Phonology

Fernando Martínez-Gil | The Ohio State University
ORCID logoSonia Colina | University of Arizona
ISBN 9789027233639 | EUR 140.00 | USD 210.00
ISBN 9789027292629 | EUR 140.00 | USD 210.00
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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.
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“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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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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