The Phonology of Catalan (The Phonology of the World's Languages)

The Phonology of Catalan (The Phonology of the World's Languages)


this is often the main complete account of Catalan phonology ever released. Catalan is a Romance language, occupying a place someplace among French, Spanish, and Italian. it's the first language of six and a part million humans within the northeastern Spain and of the peoples of Andorra, French Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, and a small sector of Sardinia. Dr Wheeler describes Barcelona pronunciation and the most important kinds of western Catalonia, Valencia, and Majorca, and considers social and stylistic variation.

The author's procedure is thru a transparent, pragmatic model of orthodox Optimality conception and is proficient by way of shut cognizance to articulatory phonetics. He contains a titanic account of post-lexical (phrasal) phonology and has designed his method of be of extreme use to these looking both to appreciate the phonology and morphology of Catalan and its kinds or to set those inside a comparative or typological point of view. After an advent to the kinds of Catalan the writer devotes chapters to section inventories; syllable constitution; phrasal phonology; coda voicing; coda position; cluster relief; epenthesis; pressure and prosody; note phonology and allomorphy; and the syllabification of pronominal clitics. The ebook is absolutely referenced and encompasses a finished bibliography. it really is more likely to be the traditional account of its topic for lots of years.

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