Essays on the Sound Pattern of English

Essays on the Sound Pattern of English

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This book is a collection of readings in phonological theory with special reference to English. The essays it contains are all concerned to a significant extent with discussion and criticism of the theory of phonology developed by Noam Chomsky and Morris Halle in their monograph The Sound Pattern of English. The aim in compiling this collection has been to bring together new papers, and papers that were previously only available in informal duplicated form or in comparatively inaccessible publications. This collection is of value to anyone teaching or studying English or general linguistics who wishes to make a serious study of current phonological theory, and serves as a reference anthology of permanent value to the specialist.The Sound Pattern of English (Chomsky and Halle, 1968; henceforth SPE), familiarity with which is assumed throughout the ... SPE, ix), but it applies this method to arrive at phonological representations so remarkably abstract that their empirical status is seriously in doubt. ... Botha (1971), for example, is basically an exposition and extended logical critique of the philthat are not directly represented in thisanbsp;...

Title:Essays on the Sound Pattern of English
Author:Didier L. Goyvaerts, Geoffrey K. Pullum
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 1975-01-01


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