First published in 1985. Two basic issues figure in this study. The first concerns the representation of syllabic and accentual structure, and the effects of those structures on the formulation of phonological rules. In the second section of this title, a solution to the traditional problem of the root and pattern morphological system of Semitic is proposed and illustrated by an extensive treatment of Classical Arabic. This title will be of particular interest to students of linguistics.
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Acknowledgments; 1. Prologue 2. Syllable Structure and Segmental Phonology 3. Syllable Structure and Accentuation 4. Prosodic Structure, Morphology, and the Lexicon 5. Theoretical Consequences; Bibliography
Interim Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.