The Phonology Of Romanian: A Constraint Based Approach (Studies In Generative Grammar, Volume 56)

The Phonology Of Romanian: A Constraint Based Approach (Studies In Generative Grammar, Volume 56)

Ioana Chitoran


Editor note: sequence editors, Henk Van Riemsdijk, Jan Koster
Publish yr note: First released in 2002
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This booklet presents the 1st systematic descriptive research of the phonological method of Romanian, one of many much less studied Romance languages, from the viewpoint of contemporary phonological thought. the writer deals an account of a few of the main phonological procedures of contemporary regular Romanian, set within the framework of Optimality conception and Correspondence Theory.

The publication starts with an outline of Romanian phonology - section stock, phonotactics, inflectional and derivational morphology. the most a part of the examine makes a speciality of procedures concerning vocalic segments: glide-vowel and diphthong-vowel alternations, vowel concord, palatalization. the main concerns addressed contain characteristic concept, syllable constitution, metrical constitution and pressure, the interplay among phonology and morphology. Acoustic phonetic information is used as aiding proof for the phonological patterning of diphthongs and glide-vowel sequences. fascinating complexities of the method are mentioned and mentioned, as they pose definite demanding situations to the theoretical model.

The ebook includes an abundance of systematically equipped info, which makes it a fantastic reference for college students and students of basic and Romance phonology, and a powerful foundation for extra examine.

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