Prosodic Phonology: With a New Foreword
Prosodic Phonology by Marina Nespor and Irene Vogel is now available again. "Nespor & Vogel 1986" is a citation classic - even after twenty years, it is still recognized as the standard resource on Prosodic Phonology. This groundbreaking work introduces all of the prosodic constituents (syllable, foot, word, clitic group, phonological phrase, intonational phrase and utterance) and provides evidence for each one from numerous languages.
Prosodic Phonology also includes a chapter in which experimental psycholinguistic data support the proposed hierarchy.A perceptual study provides evidence that prosodic constituent structure - not syntactic constituent structure - predicts whether listeners are able to disambiguate different types of ambiguous sentences. A chapter on the phonology of poetic meter examines portions of Dante's Divine Comedy.It is demonstrated that the constituents proposed for spoken language also make interesting predictions about literary metrical patterns.
Prosodic Phonology is an important reference not only for phonologists, but for all linguists interested in the issue of interfaces among the components of grammar.It is also a basic resource for psycholinguists and cognitive scientists working on linguistic perception and language acquisition.
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As the title suggests, Prosodic Phonology is primarily a book on phonological
theory. It deals with domains in phonology and the interactions between
phonology and the other components of the grammar, as well as with such
related issues as ...
We are glad that Prosodic Phonology is now available again after over 20 years
from its original appearance. For years, we have been contacted by students and
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Preliminaries 1.0. Introduction In early generative theory, phonology was
characterized by a linear organization of segments and a set of phonological
rules whose domains of application were implicitly defined in terms of the
boundaries of the ...
The phonological component In recent years, the field of phonology has
witnessed the development of a number of new theories, including
autosegmental theory, the theory of the metrical grid, lexical phonology, and
In this regard, furthermore, the rules that build phonological structure must have
access to the stem of a word – that is, the ... While at first glance, it seems
possible to order all the rules of lexical phonology before all the rules of prosodic
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Chapter 9 Prosodic Constituents and Disambiguation
Chapter 10 Prosodic Domains and the Meter of the Commedia
Chapter 11 Conclusions
Language and Rule Index