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Syllable Theory in Prosodic Phonology

1st Edition

By Junko Itô


236 pages

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First published in 1988. The goal of this study is to explore the workings of a syllable theory which is an integral part of Prosodic Phonology. It will be shown that theory-internal considerations and a variety of empirical arguments converge on a conception of syllabification as continuous template matching governed by syllable wellformedness conditions and a directional parameter. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.

Table of Contents

1. Theoretical Framework 2. Conditions on Syllabification 3. Continuous Syllabification and Stray Erasure 4. Syllabification and Stray Operations 5. Directionality in Syllabification; Bibliography

About the Author

Since her dissertation, which developed a prosodic theory of the syllable, Junko Itô’s work has been concerned with constraint-based phonological theory, specifically with an optimality-theoretic model of phonology. One empirical focus of her research has been the morphophonemics and prosody of Japanese, including compound structures and their phonological form.

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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General