The Phonology of Armenian

The Phonology of Armenian

Author: Bert Vaux

Publisher: Phonology of the World's Langu

Published: 1998

Total Pages: 302

ISBN-13:

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This study presents the first contemporary linguistic treatment of Armenian, an Indo-European language whose distinct dialects range geographically from Poland to India. The book documents a rich linguistic (and literary) history dating from the fourth-century translation of the Bible into Classical Armenian. Data are drawn from Classical, Middle, and Standard Eastern and Western Armenian, and from the author's fieldwork on non-standard dialects.


The Phonology of English : A Prosodic Optimality-Theoretic Approach

The Phonology of English : A Prosodic Optimality-Theoretic Approach

Author: Michael Hammond

Publisher: Oxford University Press, UK

Published: 1999-04-15

Total Pages: 390

ISBN-13: 0191583553

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The Phonology of English introduces the subject from an Optimality-Theoretic perspective. Written by a high-profile American phonologist, the book presents an analysis of new generalizations about the surface shapes of English words. It will not only be the most up to date introduction to English phonology, but will also provide the clearest available account of Optimality Theory. Its combination of accessibility, originality and clear analysis make this essential reading for all those interested in the sounds of English words and some of the latest developments in linguistics theory. - ;The Phonology of English offers a new approach to English phonology. It focuses on the prosody of the language, i.e. syllable and foot structure, and does so from an optimality-theoretic (OT) perspective. The focus is on surface distributional regularities and the results presented are based on extensive searches through various computerized lexicons. The outcome is a number of new generalizations about the phonology of English, along with confirmation of some familiar regularities. All of these empirical results are discussed in detail and presented in extensive charts with a plethora of examples. The Phonology of English also offers a unique OT analysis. This provides a detailed introduction to the intricacies of the theory as applied to a significant amount of data. A number of important theoretical proposals are developed in this model, and the analysis presents the idea that certain complex constraints and their ranking can be derived in restricted ways from more basic constraints. In addition, the book also develops the idea that syllables of English can contain from zero to three moras. It is suggested that the phonology of English only makes sense if partial morphemes of the cranberry sort are licensed more widely. The book is thus intended as a detailed presentation of novel empirical results about the sound system of English, along with important theoretical results about phonological theory. -


Nature and History in Modern Italy

Nature and History in Modern Italy

Author: Marco Armiero

Publisher: Ohio University Press

Published: 2010-08-31

Total Pages: 315

ISBN-13: 0821419161

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Marco Armiero is Senior Researcher at the Italian National Research Council and Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technologies, Universitat Aut(noma de Barcelona. He has published extensively on-Italian environmental history and edited Views from the South: Environmental Stories from the Mediterranean World. --


Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes

Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes

Author: Tyler Beck

Publisher:

Published: 2015

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781601257109

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Prepare for war! The Hold of Belkzen, an orc-dominated wasteland, is as inhospitable as its bloodthirsty inhabitants. These dangers, along with a history of warfare and ruin, make it a land ripe for adventure, and Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Belkzen, Hold of the Orc Hordes gives Game Masters all they need to explore this savage setting. This gazetteer of the Hold of Belkzen presents information on the region's many dangerous geographical features and orc-run settlements, more than a dozen detailed orc tribes and adventure hooks to incorporate them into a campaign, and new monsters including the dread Juggerloathe, the haunting Burning Child, and orc-bred warbeasts.


The Lexical Phonology of Slovak

The Lexical Phonology of Slovak

Author: Jerzy Rubach

Publisher:

Published: 1993

Total Pages: 340

ISBN-13:

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This book has both a descriptive and a theoretical purpose. It is the first full phonological description of Slovak, a language spoken by some four-and-a-half million people in Central and Eastern Europe; and it is a study of the theories of lexical, autosegmental, and prosodic phonology, with a particular emphasis on syllable structure. In a synthesis of these two aims, the author demonstrates how the theories can be integrated in a description of a single language. Particular importance is attached to the problem of phonological representations which, it is shown, must be three-dimensional. Both the independence and the interaction of the melodic, skeletal, and syllabic tiers are investigated in detail. The theoretical linguist will find here a detailed and comprehensive description of the language, deepened by an extensive debate on current phonological theory. For the Slavist - of whatever theoretical persuasion - the book offers a discussion of the most recent theoretical developments in phonology, couched in the framework of a familiar type of linguistic material.