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Old English and the Theory of Phonology

1st Edition

By Bezalel E. Dresher


284 pages

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First published in 1985. This title is a study in the synchronic and diachronic phonology and morphology of the Mercian dialect of Old English. It is particularly concerned with issues in the theory of phonology that have been the subject of the ‘abstractness controversy’, which developed in response to the theory of phonology put forward by Chomsky and Hale. This title will be of interest to students of English language and linguistics.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Short Diphthongs and Phonological Abstractness 2. Unseen i and Verb Morphology 3. Noun Morphology and Vowel Deletion 4. Second Fronting 5. Conclusion

About the Author

Bezalel E. Dresher is a Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Toronto.

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Phonetics and Phonology

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.

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