Introduction to Phonology

Series
Longman
Author
Francis Katamba  
Publisher
Pearson Longman
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
352
Pub.-date
November 1989
ISBN13
9780582291508
ISBN
058229150X
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Description

An introduction to phonological theory placed within the framework of recent mainstream generative phonology. The book is divided into two main parts. The first, introduces readers to basic concepts of articulatory phonetics, classical phonemics and standard generative phonology. The second part is devoted to phonological theory. The nature and organisation of phonological representations in nonlinear generative phonology is also explored.



Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction to phonetics
2. The phoneme
3. Distinctive features.
4. Phonological representations
5. Phonological processes
6. Naturalness and strength
7. Interaction between rules
8. The abstractness of underlying representations
9. The syllable
10. Multi-tiered phonology
11. Stress and intonation
12. Phonology in the wider context
Bibliography. Suggested answers to exercises. Language index. Subject index.