1st Edition

Generative Phonology

By Iggy Roca Copyright 1994
    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    328 Pages
    by Routledge

    "Generative Phonology" offers an overview of the post-SPE theory of generative phonology and is suitable for linguists not specializing in phonology, who want to keep abreast of the latest developments in the subject. It deals with all the major trends in what has come to be known as "non-linear" phonology, including: particle phonology; dependancy phonology; government and charm phonology. Iggy Roca guides the reader through the developments of the various approaches, justifying their rationale against the background of SPE machinery, and providing the reader with the basic tools necessary to penetrate current problems and debates. This text aims to integrate the modules and proposals of what can seem a fragmentary field, into a cohesive body of living theory.

    1. Phonological representations
    2. Lexical redundancies
    3. Basic elements
    4. The sonority fabric
    5. Domains and modes of application


    Iggy Roca

    'The book reads very well and presents an exemplary summary of almost all major topics in current phonological theory and would therefore be suitable not only for linguists not specialising in phonology, but also for graduate students of phonology and professional phonologists. Generative Phonology is an outstanding treatment of most all current topics in phonological theory and is a book I unequivocally recommend to all linguists.' - Cambridge University Press