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Caro Reina, Javier

Central Catalan and Swabian

A Study in the Framework of the Typology of Syllable and Word Languages

Series:Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 422

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    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    July 2019
    ISBN
    978-3-11-057306-0
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    In contrast to previous approaches to phonological typology, the typology of syllable and word languages relates the patterns of syllable structure, phoneme inventory, and phonological processes to the relevance of the prosodic domains of the syllable and the phonological word.

    This volume proves how useful this kind of typology is for the understanding of language variation and change. By providing a synchronic and diachronic account of the syllable and the phonological word in Central Catalan (Catalan dialect group) and Swabian (Alemannic dialect group), the author shows how the evolution of Old Catalan and Old Alemannic can be explained in terms of a typological drift toward an increased relevance of the phonological word.

    Further, the description of Central Catalan and Swabian allows to identify common strategies for profiling the phonological word and thus makes an important contribution to research on prosodic phonology.

    Details

    xv, 448 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Catalan; Swabian; Prosody; Language Typology; Language Variation; Phonology
    Readership:
    Linguists, Language typologists, Dialectologists

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    Javier Caro Reina, University of Freiburg, Germany.

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