The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Phonology brings together leading experts in Spanish phonology to provide a state-of-the-art survey of the field.
The five sections present current research on the phonological structure of Spanish including the most prominent segmental processes, suprasegmental features, the ways Spanish phonology interacts with other modules of grammar, the acquisition of Spanish phonology by first and second language learners, and an analysis of phonological variation and sound change.
This volume provides comprehensive and detailed coverage of Spanish phonology. It addresses major burning questions and pressing issues that have arisen in the study of Spanish phonology, and is an essential reading resource for graduate students and researchers in the field.
Part I: Segmental Phonology
1. Phonemic contrast and neutralization
2. Spirantization and the phonology of Spanish voiced obstruents
3. Consonant assimilation
4. Vowel harmony
Jesús Jiménez and Maria-Rosa Lloret
Part II . Suprasegmental Phonology
5. Phonotactic constraints on syllable structure
6. Glides and high vowels in Spanish
Ellen M. Kaisse
7. Syllable merger
José Ignacio Hualde
8. Spanish verb and non-verb stress
9. Current issues and challenges in Spanish intonational research
Pilar Prieto and Paolo Roseano
Part III. Interfaces
10. Spanish rhotics and the phonetics-phonology interface
Travis G. Bradley
11. Laboratory Phonology methods in Spanish phonology
12. Phonological encoding and the phonology of Spanish: the role of the syllable
13. Allomorphic variation
14. Plural formation and gender allomorphy
Caroline R. Wiltshire
15. Spanish phonology at the syntax interface
16. Segmental, syllabic, and phrasal stratum domains of Dominican Surprise-[s] hypercorrection
Rafael A. Núñez-Cedeño, Lucía Badiola, and Ariane Sande-Piñeiro
Part IV. Spanish Phonology and Acquisition
17. Spanish phonology and phonological development: first steps in the acquisition of focus
18. Guiding principles for advancing experimental research on the second language acquisition of Spanish phonology and phonetics
Holly J. Nibert
19. Language contact in Patagonia: durational control in the acquisition of Spanish and Afrikaans phonology
Nicholas Henriksen, Lorenzo García-Amaya, Andries W. Coetzee, and Daan Wissing
20. The phonological system of adult heritage speakers of Spanish in the United States
Part V. Variation and Change in Spanish Phonology
21. Spanish phonological variation
John M. Lipski
22. Sociolinguistic variation
Manuel Díaz-Campos and Valentyna Filimonova
23. A survey of Spanish diachronic phonology
Gary K. Baker and D. Eric Holt
24. The historical emergence of Spanish palatal consonants
Routledge Spanish Language Handbooks provide comprehensive and state-of-the-art overviews of topics in Hispanic Linguistics, Hispanic Applied Linguistics and Spanish Language Teaching. Editors are well-known experts in the field. Each volume contains specially-commissioned chapters written by leading international scholars.
Each Handbook includes substantial pieces of research that analyse recent developments in the discipline, both from a theoretical and an applied perspective. Their user-friendly format allows the reader to acquire a panoramic perspective of selected topics in the fields of Spanish language and linguistics.
Published in English or in Spanish, the Handbooks are an indispensable reference tool for undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers, university lecturers, professional researchers, and university libraries worldwide. They are also valuable teaching resources to accompany textbooks, research publications, or as self-study material. Proposals for the series will be welcomed by the Series Editors.