First published in 1994. The goal of this study is to find the correlations between the internal constituency of the syllable and the sonority of segments. Its major claim is that valid correlations can be established only under the moraic theory of syllable-internal structure. This work thus represents an argument for the moraic theory of the syllable. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.
Preface; 1. Introduction 2. Sonority Constraints on Moras 3. Formation of Moraic and Syllabic Structure 4. The Mora as a Prosodic Unit 5. Case Study: Serbo-Croatian 6. Consequences for Prosodic Phonology; Bibliography; 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.