Sonic Signatures

Studies dedicated to John Harris

| University College London
| University College London
ISBN 9789027208316 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027264855 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Sonic Signatures is devoted to the representation of sound patterns and sound structures across a diverse range of typologically distinct languages with the overall aim of understanding the nature of linguistic data structures from a principled balance between representational economy and the interfaces of phonology with other domains, including acoustic and visual. The volume embraces data spanning from Nivkh vowel harmony to Maxakalí sign language, and from the representation of consonant clusters in adult Laurentian French and to those found in child Greek and child Brazilian Portuguese. The volume strives towards concrete commitments to the theoretical understanding of empirical territory both familiar but with a novel take (English stress) and novel but with immediate relevance (Hungarian suffix allomorphy). With authors contributing from five continents, the book offers a range of perspectives on the representation of sound patterns, while nonetheless retaining a tight focus on the core questions of which characteristics and signatures are specifically encoded for these patterns in the phonological component of the language faculty.
[Language Faculty and Beyond, 14]  2017.  x, 322 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Prelude, theme and riffs
Geoff Lindsey and Andrew Nevins
English /au/: An acoustic explanation for a phonological pattern
Phillip Backley
The internal TR clusters of Acadian French: A hint from schwa
Monik Charette
Hocus bogus? Licensing paths and voicing in Polish
Eugeniusz Cyran
A unifying explanation of the Great Vowel Shift, Canadian Raising and Southern Monophthonging
Carlos Gussenhoven
Deconstructing tongue root harmony systems
Harry van der Hulst
Underlying representations and Bantu segmental phonology
Larry M. Hyman
Uniqueness in element signatures
Nancy C. Kula
Charting the vowel space
Geoff Lindsey
The relative salience of consonant nasality and true obstruent voicing
Kuniya Nasukawa
Asymmetric variation
Péter Rebrus, Péter Szigetvári and Miklós Törkenczy
The beginning of the word: Child language data
Eirini Sanoudaki
On the diachronic origin of Nivkh height restrictions
Hidetoshi Shiraishi and Bert Botma
Segmental loss and phonological representation
Thais Cristófaro Silva, Maria Cantoni, Nívia Oliveira and Izabel Miranda
The phonology of handshape distribution in Maxakalí sign
Diane Stoianov and Andrew Nevins
English stress is binary and lexical
Péter Szigetvári
Bogus clusters and lenition in Tuscan Italian: Implications for the theory of sonority
Shanti Ulfsbjorninn
The prosodic status of glides in Anaañ reduplication
Eno-Abasi Urua and Ememobong Udoh
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFH – Phonetics, phonology
BISAC Subject: LAN011000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017041512 | Marc record