First published in 1994. This study aims to provide evidence for the natural class of sounds comprised of front vowels, front glides and coronal consonants. The author also shows that a revised definition of the articulator feature [coronal] properly characterises this natural class of sounds. The study provides a formal representation of front vowels and coronal consonants and their interaction within a nonlinear model of feature organisation. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.
1. Introduction 2. Phonetic Correlates of [Coronal] 3. The Feature Specification of Coronals 4. The Nonlinear Organization of Consonant and Vowel Features 5. Consonant-to-Front Vowel Assimilation 6. Maltese Arabic 7. Coronal Vowel and Consonants Parallelisms in Maltese Arabic 8. Conclusion; References; Index
This set of 23 volumes, originally published between 1952 and 1996, amalgamates a wide breadth of research on the subject of phonetics and phonology, including studies on the axiomatic method, nonlinear phonology, and prosodic phonology. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of language and linguistics.