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Prosody Matters Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk

by Toni Borowsky

Part of the Advances in Optimality Theory Series

Prosody Matters Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk Synopsis

The theory of prosodic hierarchy, proposed and developed by a series of work by Elisabeth O. Selkirk, has been one of the most important areas of research in the past few decades. The current volume puts together papers that address issues surrounding the theory of prosodic hierarchy, from its bottom (mora) to the top (utterance). The topics addressed in this volume include, but are not limited to, prosodically-defined phonological processes, phonetics-phonology interface, syntax-phonology interface, semantic-prosody interface, the nature of phonological grammar, and the origins of phonological patterns. Evidence is drawn from languages as diverse as Arabic, Berber, Chadic, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Russian. All contributors are colleagues, or former students/collaborators of Elisabeth O. Selkirk. The volume will be of interest to all linguists working on all areas of linguistics, as well as to advanced undergraduate students and graduate students.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781845536770
Publication date: 16th February 2012
Author: Toni Borowsky
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 544 pages
Categories: Phonetics, phonology,

About Toni Borowsky

Toni Borowsky is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Sydney and editor of the Australian Journal of Linguistics. Shigeto Kawahara is Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Rutgers University. Takahito Shinya is Assistant Professor in English Linguistics at Otsuma Women's University, Japan. Mariko Sugahara is Associate Professor in the Department of English at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan.

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