By Long Peng
Studying Sound styles is a transparent and concise creation to phonological phenomena, overlaying a variety of concerns from segmental to suprasegmental difficulties and prosodic morphology. Assuming no earlier wisdom of challenge fixing, this textbook indicates scholars find out how to research phonological issues of a spotlight on useful instruments, method and step by step directions. it really is geared toward undergraduate and starting graduate scholars and locations a tutorial specialise in constructing scholars' analytical skills. It comprises vast routines of varied forms which have interaction scholars in analyzing and comparing competing analyses, and includes scholars in numerous analytical projects. This textbook: • is designed round comparable phonological difficulties and demonstrates how they're analyzed step-by-step • provides and compares competing money owed of exact difficulties, and discusses and evaluates the arguments that distinguish one research from one other • info how a wide array of sound styles are pointed out and analyzed.
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Introduction 2. The puzzle 3. A templatic analysis of Swati reduplication 4. 3 The emergence of the unmarked: the case of reduplicants 5. Conclusion Exercises Discussion/Reading response questions Multiple-choice/Fill-in-the blank questions Problems for analysis 22 Prosodic misalignment: LuGanda glide epenthesis and Swati reduplication 1. Introduction 2. Puzzles 3. Problems with extraprosodicity and prosodic circumscription 4. 3 Swati infixal reduplication 5. Conclusion Exercises Discussion/Reading response questions Multiple-choice/Fill-in-the blank questions Problems for analysis Appendix A Sample instructions for the reading response assignment Appendix B Sample instructions for a problem: vowel co-occurrence in Kikuyu bi-syllabic roots and root-suffix forms References Index of constraints and rules Language index Subject index Acknowledgments My four-year project has come to an end and it is time to thank the people who helped me along the way.
These interactions, through work, conferences, and/or emails, have taught me a lot about linguistics and phonology. I would like to acknowledge, in particular, Alex Alsina, Zhiming Bao, Kristin Denham, Laura Downing, May Fan, James Huang, Tony Hung, Ping Jiang-King, Anne Lobeck, Douglas Pulleyblank, Jane Setter, Elaine Sweeney, Lian-hee Wee, Cathy Wong, Jenny Wong, and my education colleagues of Curriculum and Instruction Department at SUNY Oswego. I was fortunate enough to be granted a sabbatical from SUNY Oswego.
Following the pattern-discovery phase, we present what linguists call analyses. These analyses entail using a particular theoretical framework such as the rule-based Derivational Theory (DT) or the constraint-based Optimality Theory (OT), formulating rules or constraints, determining rule ordering or constraint ranking and exemplifying analyses with derivations or tableaux, etc. Earlier chapters of the book place greater emphasis on elaborating the observation-and-pattern-discovery step. As the book unfolds, the emphasis is shifted increasingly to the analyses-and-evaluation phase.