Wim Zonneveld's A Formal Theory of Exceptions in Generative Phonology PDF

By Wim Zonneveld

ISBN-10: 311013148X

ISBN-13: 9783110131482

The structure of the human language college has been one of many major foci of the linguistic learn of the final part century. This department of linguistics, generally often called Generative Grammar, is worried with the formula of explanatory formal bills of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior aim of gaining perception into the houses of the 'language organ'. The sequence contains top of the range monographs and picked up volumes that deal with such concerns. the subjects during this sequence diversity from phonology to semantics, from syntax to details constitution, from mathematical linguistics to reports of the lexicon.

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Which is not between a or £, but on the contrary require: a completely different and deviant movement of the front part of the tongue. Which transition should be expected between a and ^ is not easy to say a priori. The tongue is in its rest position for a, and the articulation of g_ is too imprecise for the glide between them to become distinct. e of hoeden. When one tries to imagine these words without d, and wants to speak withou the »hiatus», then the only glide phonetically imaginabl is a w-sound.

Lden have past tenses of the type Ceden (thus: - 21 - rijden 'to drive */reden »drove, pi. 1 )» and from this Barnouw concludes that the ^ of rijf j]en has been transferred 'analogically* to the past tense (reef 31 en, therefore), and has from there been generalized (for a restrained comment, of. Van Haeringen (1975), and below). Of the remaining articles on intervocalic dt Scholtz (1950) discusses the fate of intervocalic d in Afrikaans. It is a detailed study, meant primarily as a contribution to the ungoing debate on the historical Dutch source of Afrikaans.

33 Likewise, HOMORGANIC GLIDE INSERTION (22) should be expanded with an additional subbranch, as in (31)· (31) Insert a homorganic glide in between a vowel or diphthong, and suffixal schwa. Since HOMDRGANIC GLIDE INSERTION provides a back glide after back vowels, WEAKENING cannot profit from this rule in its back vowel cases. Here j_ must be explicitly maintained in the formulation of the rule. 1(d)en 'to fight'; for 'weak' verbs with diphthongstems such as lei(d)en »to guide', lui(d)en 'to toll1, and wij(d)en 'to consecrate', which are all like duiden; and for houden/houwen 'to keep' (whose past tense hield(en) is irrelevant).

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