9780198817949-0198817940-Prosodic Weight: Categories and Continua (Oxford Studies in Phonology and Phonetics)

Prosodic Weight: Categories and Continua (Oxford Studies in Phonology and Phonetics)

ISBN-13: 9780198817949
ISBN-10: 0198817940
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Ryan, Kevin M.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780198817949
ISBN-10: 0198817940
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Ryan, Kevin M.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Ryan, Kevin M. wrote Prosodic Weight: Categories and Continua (Oxford Studies in Phonology and Phonetics) comprising 320 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0198817940 and 9780198817949. Since then Prosodic Weight: Categories and Continua (Oxford Studies in Phonology and Phonetics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This volume provides the most comprehensive treatment of phonological weight to date, bringing together traditional notions of categorical, rime-based weight and new developments in statistical prosodic phonology. The book demonstrates that while some systems treat weight as a simple (heavy vs. light) distinction, others treat it as a rich continuum of heaviness. Following an introduction to weight-sensitive systems in phonology, Kevin Ryan explores the range of phenomena that interact with prosodic weight. Chapters examine the analysis of scales in terms of prominence rather than moraic coercion; prosodic minimality in the context of larger prosodic constituents; syllable weight in metrics; and the relationship between prosodic end-weight and stress. Throughout, the analysis is based on a survey of weight systems both within and across the world's languages, which yields a number of valuable generalizations and points towards a universal theory of weight in human language.

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