Underlying Representations

Underlying Representations
Nettpris
Nettpris
263,- 263,-
Førpris 329,- Spar 66,-
Førpris 329,- Spar 66,-
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Format E-Bok
Kopisperre Teknisk DRM
Filformat PDF
Utgivelsesår 2012
Forlag Cambridge University Press
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9781139557719
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Om Underlying Representations

At the heart of generative phonology lies the assumption that the sounds of every language have abstract underlying representations, which undergo various changes in order to generate the 'surface' representations; that is, the sounds we actually pronounce. The existence, status and form of underlying representations have been hotly debated in phonological research since the introduction of the phoneme in the nineteenth century. This book provides a comprehensive overview of theories of the mental representation of the sounds of language. How does the mind store and process phonological representations? Kramer surveys the development of the concept of underlying representation over the last 100 years or so within the field of generative phonology. He considers phonological patterns, psycholinguistic experiments, statistical generalisations over data corpora and phenomena such as hypercorrection. The book offers a new understanding of contrastive features and proposes a modification of the optimality-theoretic approach to the generation of underlying representations.


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