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The phonological enterprise, Mark Hale and Charles Reiss

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The phonological enterprise
Title
The phonological enterprise
Statement of responsibility
Mark Hale and Charles Reiss
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The authors present a fundamental critique of the phonological enterprise. They examine the nature of phonological acquisition and its relation to an innate acquisition device, consider the distinction between competence and performance, and evaluate competing explanations of diachronic phonology
  • "This book scrutinizes recent work in phonological theory from the perspective of Chomskyan generative linguistics and argues that progress in the field depends on taking seriously the idea that phonology is best studied as a mental computational system derived from an innate base, phonological Universal Grammar. Two simple problems of phonological analysis provide a frame for a variety of topics throughout the book. The competence-performance distinction and markedness theory are both addressed in some detail, especially with reference to phonological acquisition. Several aspects of Optimality Theory, including the use of Output-Output Correspondence, functionalist argumentation and dependence on typological justification are critiqued. The authors draw on their expertise in historical linguistics to argue that diachronic evidence is often mis-used to bolster phonological arguments, and they present a vision of the proper use of such evidence. Issues of general interest for cognitive scientists, such as whether categories are discrete and whether mental computation is probabilistic are also addressed. The book ends with concrete proposals to guide future phonological research." "The breadth and depth of the discussion, ranging from details of current analyses to the philosophical underpinnings of linguistic science, is presented in a direct style with as little recourse to technical language as possible. It will be of central interest to phonologists at the graduate level and above, but it is also accessible to other linguists and cognitive scientists interested in a frank look at controversies arising in contemporary phonological research."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hale, Mark
Dewey number
414
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P217
LC item number
.H23 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reiss, Charles
Series statement
Oxford linguistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grammar, Comparative and general
  • Language acquisition
  • Innateness hypothesis (Linguistics)
  • Competence and performance (Linguistics)
  • Optimality theory (Linguistics)
Label
The phonological enterprise, Mark Hale and Charles Reiss
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [278]-288) and index
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
180204925
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199533961
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180204925
Label
The phonological enterprise, Mark Hale and Charles Reiss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [278]-288) and index
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
180204925
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 292 pages
Isbn
9780199533961
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044512
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180204925

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