Issues in Vowel Harmony

Proceedings of the CUNY Linguistics Conference on Vowel Harmony, May 14, 1977

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Vowel harmony is a well known phonological phenomenon found in a large number of languages spoken mainly in Eurasia and the African continent. In simple terms, vowel harmony is a law which governs the co-occurrence of vowels within a span of utterance, nearly always the word. The contributions of this volume focus on various (not always uncontroversial) aspects of vowel harmony that include typological investigations, phonetic/acoustic experimental studies, descriptions of individual systems, genetic and historical ramifications, and implications for a variety of theoretical models. This volume will prove to be a useful guide to the multifaceted issues posed by an often discussed and quite significant phonological process. This volume will stimulate further discussion and better understanding of the issues raised by the intricate process called vowel harmony.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 6]  1980.  xx, 340 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction
xi–xx
Problems and Perspectives in the Description of Vowel Harmony
Stephen R. Anderson
1
A Formal Theory of Vowel Harmony
Jean-Roger Vergnaud
49
Issues in the Description of Turkish Vowel Harmony
John Crothers and Masayoshi Shibatani
63
Regular Disharmony in Kirghiz
C. Douglas Johnson
89
Mongolian Vocalic Features and the Problem of Harmony
Eric P. Hamp
101
The Underlying Representation of Harmonizing Vowels: Evidence from Modern Mongolian
Robert I. Binnick
113
A Concrete Analysis of Hungarian Vowel Harmony
Catherine O. Ringen
135
A Critique of Suprasegmental Theories of Vowel Harmony
Robert M. Vago
155
Voice-Quality Harmony in Western Nilotic Languages
Leon C. Jacobson
183
Nez Perce Vowel Harmony: An Africanist Explanation and some Theoretical Questions
Beatrice L. Hall and R.M.R. Hall
201
Vowel Harmony and Morphophonemic Rules
Marc Picard
237
The Psychological and Sociological Reality of Finnish Vowel Harmony
Lyle Campbell
245
Using Asymmetrical and Gradient Data in the Study of Vowel Harmony
Lloyd B. Anderson
271
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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