Evolutionary Phonology: The Emergence of Sound Patterns

Evolutionary Phonology: The Emergence of Sound Patterns

Juliette Blevins


Evolutionary Phonology is a brand new conception of sound styles which synthesizes ends up in historic linguistics, phonetics, and phonological thought. during this groundbreaking publication, Juliette Blevins explores the character of sound styles and sound switch in human language during the last 7000-8000 years. She offers a brand new method of the matter of the way genetically unrelated languages, from households as a ways aside as local American, Australian Aboriginal, Austronesian, and Indo-European, can usually express comparable sound styles, and in addition tackles the communicate challenge of why there are outstanding exceptions to many of the styles which are frequently considered as common trends or constraints. a proper version of sound swap is gifted that integrates phonetic edition and styles of misperception to account for attested sound structures, irrespective of markedness or naturalness in the synchronic grammar.

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