1st Edition

Old English and the Theory of Phonology

ISBN 9781138317192
Published April 14, 2020 by Routledge
288 Pages

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Book Description

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

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