Phonology: Critical Concepts, the first such anthology to appear in thirty years and the largest ever published, brings together over a hundred previously published book chapters and articles from professional journals. These have been chosen for their importance in the exploration of theoretical questions, with some preference for essays that are not easily accessible.
Divided into sections, each part is preceded by a brief introduction which aims to point out the problems addressed by the various articles and show their relations to one another.
Table of Contents
Volume I: A Variety of Viewpoints in Phonology General Introduction 1. Ancient Indian Phonetics 2. The Beginning of Phonological Terminology in Arabic Solomon I. 3. The Origin and Early Development of Chinese Phonological Theory 4. Phonetics Versus Phonology: The Prague School and beyond 5. Roman Jakobson and the Growth of Phonology 6. The Technique of Prosodic Analysis 7. The Principles of Phonologic Analysics 8. Prolegomena to a Theory of Phonology 9. Phonological "Neutralization" in Classical and Stratificational Theories. 10. Introduction to the Formal Analysis of Natural Languages 11. A Sketch of English Phonology and Phonological Theory 12. Why Phonology isn't "Natural" 13. Generative Phonology vs. Finnish Phonology: Retrospect and Prospect 14. A Systemic Interpretation of Peking Syllable Finals 15. Phonological Hierarchy in a Four-Cell Tagmemic Representation from Poem to Phoneme Class 16. Explaining Natural Phonology 17. Sixteen Possible Types of Natural Phonological Processes 18. Dependency Phonology 19. Contrastivity and Non-Specification in a Dependency Phonology of English John Anderson Volume II: From Features to Underspecification General Introduction 20. Vowels of the World's Languages 21. Panini and the Distinctive Features 22. Distinctive Features Theory 23. Phonological Features: Problems and Proposals 24. The Simplex-Feature Hypothesis 25. Two English Vowel Movements: A Particle Analysis 26. The Geometry of Phonological Features 27. Feature Geometry and the Vocal Tract Samuel 28. Consonant Place Features 29. Palatization as Corono-Dorsalization: Evidence from Polish 30. The Phonetics and Phonology of Semitic Pharyngeals 31. Underspecification, Natural Classes, and the Sonority 32. Aspects of Underspecification Theory 33. On the Bases of Radical Underspecification 34. Underspecification and Markedness Volume III: Syllables and Multi-Level Analyses General Introduction 35. Immediate Constituents of Mazateco Syllables 36. Syllables 37. How to Derive the Sonority Syllable from the Prototypical Peak 38. The Syllable in Phonological Theory 39. Einige Argumente Gegen die Silbe als Universale Prosodische Hauptkategorie 40. Oh Phonological Weight 41. The Mora and Syllable Structure in Japanese: Evidence from Speech Errors 42. Skeletal vs. Moraiz Representations in Slovak 43. Skeleta and the Prosodic Circumscription of Morphological Domains 44. French Liaison, Floating Segments and other Matters in a Dependency Framework Jacques Durand 45. On Stress and Accent in Indo-European 46. An Overview of Autosegmental Phonology 47. A Prosodic Theory of Nonconcatenative Morphology