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By John J. McCarthy

ISBN-10: 0521791944

ISBN-13: 9780521791946

This ebook describes Optimality thought from the head down, explaining and exploring the valuable premises of OT and the consequences that stick to from them. Examples are drawn from phonology, morphology, and syntax, however the emphasis all through is at the concept instead of the examples, on figuring out what's distinct approximately OT and on equipping readers to use it, expand it, and critique it of their personal parts of curiosity. The book's assurance extends to paintings on first- and second-language acquisition, phonetics and useful phonology, computational linguistics, old linguistics, and sociolinguistics. Chapters finish with broad feedback for extra interpreting, labeled by means of subject, and are supplemented via a tremendous bibliography (over 800 items).

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Delusion /di'liwzin/ 2a. g l a c i e r /'gleysir/ vs. 2b. g l a z i e r /'gleyzir/ 3 a . Aleutian / A ' l i w s i n / vs. 3b. allusion /tA'liwzin/ Ua. f i s h i n ' /'fisin/ vs. Ub. v i s i o n /'vtzin/ 5a. Asshur /'aesir/ vs. 5b. 3* D i f f e r e n t i a l * VOICED or VOICELESS This exercise i s constructed i n the same way as t h e exerc i s e s i n Lesson 1. This time your response i s t o be VOICED or VOICELESS. As i n previous e x e r c i s e s , you disregard t h e [a] vowel. Don't peekl 1.

3t Larynx Nearly Closed for Voicing U6 Lesson 3 In drawing Sammies to represent speech sounds we indicate voicing or voicelessness by arbitrary symbols at the larynx. Voicing is indicated by a wavy line, and voicelessness by a broken line. 2. Demonstration! English /£ z/ Because the voiced fricative / z / is not too common in English, it sometimes gives students a little more trouble in identification than the others. For that reason we are demonstrating it here in contrast with /s/. In my speech the pairs of words are very close in pronunciation.

Ama] NO 1 2 . [na] km [aba] S 13. 5. [awa] [tha] 1 [go] NO Fricatives A second manner of articulation which we can now take up is that which we call fricative. In contrasting the difference of pronunciation between asa and ata, we said that the second one contained a stop. The first one is a fricative. The difference lies in the fact that the fricative does not make a complete stoppage of the air stream. The articulator instead reaches a point very close to the point of articulation, so close that the air forcing through sets up a turbulence and makes a hissing or buzzing sound.

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