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The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Phonology

1st Edition

Edited by Sonia Colina, Fernando Martínez-Gil


616 pages | 109 B/W Illus.

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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, how 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.

Table of Contents

Part I: Segmental Phonology

1. Phonemic contrast and neutralization

Francesc Torres-Tamarit

2. Spirantization and the phonology of Spanish voiced obstruents

Fernando Martínez-Gil

3. Consonant assimilation

Carolina González

4. Vowel harmony

Maria-Rosa Lloret, and Jesús Jiménez

Part II . Suprasegmental Phonology

5. Phonotactic constraints on syllable structure

Sonia Colina

6. Glides and high vowels

Ellen Kaisse

7. Syllable merger

José Ignacio Hualde

8. Spanish verb and non-verb stress

Iggy Roca

9. Current issues and challenges in intonational research

Pilar Prieto, and Paolo Roseano

Part III. Interfaces

10. Spanish rhotics and the phonetics-phonology interface

Travis Bradley

11. Laboratory phonology methods in Spanish phonology

Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza

12. Phonological encoding and the phonology of Spanish: the role of the syllable

Miquel Simonet

13. Allomorphic variation

Maria Ohannesian

14. Plural formation and gender allomorphy

Caroline Wiltshire

15. Spanish phonology at the syntax interface

Eulalia Bonet

16. Segmental, syllabic, and phrasal stratum domains of Dominican surprise-[s] hypercorrection

Rafael Núñez-Cedeño, Lucía Badiola, and Ariane Sande

Part IV. Spanish Phonology and Acquisition

17. Spanish phonology and phonological development: first steps in the acquisition of focus

Conxita Lleó

18. Guiding principles for advancing experimental research on the second language acquisition of Spanish phonology and phonetics

Holly Nibert

19. Language contact in Patagonia: Durational control in the acquisition of Spanish and Afrikaans phonology

Nicholas Henriksen, Lorenzo García-Amaya, Andries Coetzee, and Daan Wissing

20. The phonological system of adult heritage speakers of Spanish in the United States

Rajiv Rao

Part V. Variation and Change in Spanish Phonology

21. Spanish phonological variation

John Lipski

22. Sociolinguistic variation

Manuel Díaz-Campos, and Valentyna Filimonova

23. A survey of Spanish diachronic phonology

D. Eric, Holt, and Gary K. Baker

24. The historical emergence of Spanish palatal consonants

Andre Zampaulo

About the Editors

Sonia Colina is a Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Arizona, USA.

Fernando Martínez-Gil is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics at The Ohio State University, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Spanish Language Handbooks

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology