Constraints in Phonological Acquisition

By: Rene Kager, Joe Pater, and Wim Zonneveld (eds)

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This outstanding volume presents a state-of-the-art overview of linguistic research into the acquisition of phonology. Bringing together well-known researchers in the field, it focuses on constraints in phonological acquisition (as opposed to rules), and offers concrete examples of the formalization of phonological development in terms of constraint ranking. The first two chapters situate the research in its broader context, with an introduction by the editors providing a brief general tutorial on Optimality Theory. Chapter two serves to highlight the history of constraints in studies of phonological development, which predates their current ascent to prominence in phonological theory. The remaining chapters address a number of partially overlapping themes: the study of child production data in terms of constraints, learnability issues, perceptual development and its relation to the development of production, and second language acquisition. • Overview of state-of-the-art research in phonological acquisition • Contributions by well-known researchers (Hayes, Jusczyk, Menn, Prince, Smolensky, Tesar) • Introduction offers a bird’s eye view of research leading up to current situation Contents List of contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction René Kager, Joe Pater and Wim Zonneveld; 2. Saving the baby: making sure that old data survive new theories Lise Menn; 3. Markedness and faithfulness constraints in child phonology Amalia Gnanadesikan; 4. Input elaboration, head faithfulness and evidence for representation in the acquisition of left-edge clusters in West Germanic Heather Goad and Yvan Rose; 5. Phonological acquisition in Optimality Theory: the early stages Bruce Hayes; 6. Syllable types in cross-linguistic and developmental grammars Clara C. Levelt and Ruben van de Vijver; 7. Bridging the gap between receptive and productive development with minimally violable constraints Joe Pater; 8. Learning phonotactic distributions Alan Prince and Bruce Tesar; 9. Emergence of Universal Grammar in foreign word adaptions Shigeko Shinohara; 10. The initial and final states: theoretical implications and experimental explorations of Richness of the Base Paul Smolensky, Lisa Davidson and Peter Jusczyk; 11. Child word stress competence: an experimental approach Wim Zonneveld and Dominique Nouveau. Printed Pages: 428 with 105 tables and 8 graphs.

Title: Constraints in Phonological Acquisition

Author Name: Rene Kager, Joe Pater, and Wim Zonneveld (eds)

Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2004

ISBN: 0521829631

ISBN 13: 9780521829632

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 228 x 152 Mm

Seller ID: 012790

Keywords: Phonological Acquisition