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Phonological typology, Matthew K. Gordon

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Phonological typology
Title
Phonological typology
Statement of responsibility
Matthew K. Gordon
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
This book provides an overview of phonological typology: the study of how sounds are distributed across the languages of the world and why they display these distributions and patterns. It examines major phonological phenomena such as phoneme inventories, syllable structure, phonological alternations, stress, tone, intonation, and prosodic morphology, and investigates issues including how common certain types of sounds are cross-linguistically and why; how many languages differentiate questions and statements using intonation; which areas of the world tend to be associated with more complex tone distinctions; and the relationship between cross-linguistic and language-internal frequency. Data are drawn from existing typologies, from the results of a survey of various phonological patterns in the 100-language sample from The World Atlas of Language Structures, and from corpora of individual languages. Matthew Gordon analyses these data and explores the correlations between different-often superficially unrelated-phonological properties to gain insight into the driving forces behind these phenomena. He provides an overview of synchronic and diachronic explanations for the patterns observed and discusses how formal phonological theory has attempted to model the typological data. One of relatively few typological works devoted to phonology, this book will be a valuable resource for phonologists and phoneticians from advanced undergraduate level upwards, as well all those with an interest in language typology
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Gordon, Matthew Kelly
Dewey number
414
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
P217
LC item number
.G59 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Oxford surveys in phonology and phonetics
  • Oxford linguistics
Series volume
1
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  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
Label
Phonological typology, Matthew K. Gordon
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-353) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
919186916
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 363 pages
Isbn
9780199669004
Lccn
2015950969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919186916
Label
Phonological typology, Matthew K. Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-353) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
919186916
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 363 pages
Isbn
9780199669004
Lccn
2015950969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)919186916

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