CV Phonology: A Generative Theory of the Syllable

By: George N. Clements and Samuel Jay Keysey

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This work introduces a new approach to syllable representation. It proposes an additional level of phonological representation, the CV-tier; which defines functional positions within the syllable. The first three chapters provide an explanation of and support far this new approach from a typologically varied selection of languages, including English, Turkish, Finnish, French, Spanish, and Danish. The last two chapters are devoted to an in-depth application of the theory of Klamath, showing that a radical simplification of the phonological rules of that language is made possible in terms of this new framework. The book constitutes the first full-scale phonological justification for the CV-tier. George N. Clements is Associate Professor in the Linguistics Department at Cornell University and co-author, along with Morris Halle, of the recent MIT Press/ Bradford Books publication, Problem Book in Phonology. Samuel Jay Keyser is Head of the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT and editor of the Linguistic Inquiry Monograph Series. Samuel Jay Keyser is the Peter de Florez Professor Emeritus in Linguistics and Special Assistant to the Chancellor at MIT. Printed Pages: 208.

Title: CV Phonology: A Generative Theory of the Syllable

Author Name: George N. Clements and Samuel Jay Keysey

Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines, Language Study, Languages, Linguistics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachussets, USA, The MIT Press: 1983

ISBN: 0262030985

ISBN 13: 9780262030984

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Size: 16 Cms x 24 Cms

Seller ID: 005369

Keywords: CV Phonology Linguistics Phonetics Phonemics Semantics Semiotics Grammar Syntax Language Languages English Syllable Consonant Vowel