An Introduction to Element Theory

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Describing a new and appealing way of analysing speech sounds, this book introduces you to the theory of elements in phonology. Traditional features are capable of describing segments and segmental patterns, but they are often unable to explain why those patterns are the way they are. By using elements to represent segmental structure, we begin to understand why languages show such a strong preference for certain kinds of segments, contrasts, phonological processes and sound changes. Using examples from a wide range of ...

An Introduction to Element Theory 2011, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748637430

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An Introduction to Element Theory 2011, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9780748637423

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