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Vowel Patterns in Language

Vowel Patterns in Language (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Walker, Rachel

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Linguists researching the sounds of languages do not just study lists of sounds but seek to discover generalizations about sound patterns by grouping them into categories. They study the common properties of each category and identify what distinguishes one category from another.... Vowel patterns, for instance, are analysed and compared across languages to identify phonological similarities and differences. This account of vowel patterns in language brings a wealth of cross-linguistic material to the study of vowel systems and offers theoretical insights. Informed by research in speech perception and production, it addresses the fundamental question of how the relative prominence of word position influences vowel processes and distributions. The book combines a cross-linguistic focus with detailed case studies. Descriptions and analyses are provided for vowel patterns in over 25 languages from around the world, with particular emphasis on minor Romance languages and on the diachronic development of the German umlaut.
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ISBN 9781107558571
Released NZ 1 Oct 2015
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Cambridge Studies in Linguistics (part: 130)
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ISBN-13 9781107558571
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 1 Oct 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Walker, Rachel
Series Cambridge Studies in Linguistics (part: 130)
Category Phonetics, Phonology, Prosody (Speech)
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 414
Weight 530g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Vowels, Grammar, Comparative and general - Word order
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education