1st Edition

Formal Problems in Semitic Phonology and Morphology

ISBN 9781138604247
Published April 14, 2020 by Routledge
430 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Interim Provost & Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Distinguished University Professor of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.