New PDF release: A Theory of Phonological Features

By San Duanmu

ISBN-10: 019966496X

ISBN-13: 9780199664962

This e-book outlines a method of phonological good points that's minimally adequate to tell apart all consonants and vowels within the languages of the area. The broad facts is drawn from datasets with a mixed overall of approximately a thousand sound inventories.

The interpretation of phonetic transcriptions from assorted languages is a long-standing challenge. during this publication, San Duanmu proposes an answer that is dependent upon the thought of distinction: X and Y are various sounds if and provided that they distinction in a few language. He makes a speciality of an easy technique to interpret empirical info: for every phonetic size, all inventories are searched so one can ascertain the maximal variety of contrasts required. additionally, each strange characteristic or additional measure of
contrast is re-examined to verify its validity. The ensuing function method is strangely basic: fewer positive factors are wanted than formerly proposed, and for every function, a two-way distinction is enough. however, the concept is trustworthy in that the thought of distinction is uncontroversial, the
procedure is specific, and the result's repeatable. The publication additionally bargains dialogue of non-contrastive transformations among languages, sound sessions, and complicated sounds akin to affricates, consonant-glide devices, consonant-liquid devices, contour tones, pre-nasalized stops, clicks, ejectives, and implosives.

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