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The Routledge Handbook of Spanish Phonology

ISBN 9780415785693
Published December 13, 2019 by Routledge
552 Pages 109 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

Jesús Jiménez and Maria-Rosa Lloret

Part II . Suprasegmental Phonology

5. Phonotactic constraints on syllable structure

Sonia Colina

6. Glides and high vowels in Spanish

Ellen M. Kaisse

7. Syllable merger

José Ignacio Hualde

8. Spanish verb and non-verb stress

Iggy Roca

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

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 R. Wiltshire

15. Spanish phonology at the syntax interface

Eulalia Bonet

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

Conxita Lleó

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

Rajiv Rao

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

Andre Zampaulo

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Sonia Colina is a professor of Hispanic linguistics at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Fernando Martínez-Gil is an associate professor of Hispanic linguistics at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.