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Author Kavitskaya, Darya, 1969-

Title Compensatory lengthening : phonetics, phonology, diachrony / Darya Kavitskaya
Published New York : Routledge, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 224 pages)
Series Outstanding dissertations in linguistics
Outstanding dissertations in linguistics.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1 Defining compensatory lengthening; 1.2 Theoretical approaches to compensatory lengthening: an overview; 1.3. CVC and CVCV CL diachronically: the phonologization model; 1.3.1. Origins of CVC CL; 1.3.2. Origins of CVCV CL; 1.3.3. Listener-oriented sound change; 1.4. CVC vs. CVCV CL: synchronic divergence; 1.5. Organization of the dissertation; Chapter 2. Conservation Approaches to Compensatory Lengthening; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Autosegmental phonology
2.3. Moraic approach to compensatory lengthening2.3.1. Moraic theory: an overview; 2.3.2. Moraic approach: predictions and problems; Independent weight distinction; Onset deletion; Intervening segments; Adjacency; Directionality; 2.4. Conclusions; Chapter 3. Conditions on CVC Compensatory Lengthening; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Phonologization of coda loss; 3.2.1. Glides; Turkish: postvocalic glide loss; Kabardian: postvocalic glide loss; Ngajan: postvocalic glide loss; Ancient Greek: postconsonantal glide loss
3.2.2. Liquids3.2.2.1. l-deletion in Komi; Liquid deletion in Ngajan; Loss of r in Turkish; 3.2.3. Nasals; Ancient Greek: preconsonantal nasal loss; Latin: preconsonantal nasal loss; Lithuanian: preconsonantal and word-final nasal loss; Germanic: pre-fricative nasal loss; Prenasalization: Bantu; 3.2.4. Fricatives; Turkish; Persian; Kabardian; Greek; Latin; 3.2.5. Stops; CL through g-loss: Turkish; CL through g-loss: West Saxon; 3.3. Apparent counterexamples
3.3.1. Glottal stop3.3.1.1. Ket; Tehrani Farsi; Implications of the analysis; 3.3.2. Hebrew: morphological compensatory lengthening; 3.3.3. Indo-Aryan: lengthening through degemination; 3.4. CL through onset loss; 3.4.1. Romanesco Italian; 3.4.2. Samothraki Greek; 3.4.3. Onondaga; 3.4.4. Summary; 3.5. Conclusions; Chapter 4. Conditions on CVCV Compensatory Lengthening; 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Phonetic motivations for CVCV CL: the phonologization model; 4.3. Case study 1: compensatory lengthening in Friulian; 4.3.1. Data; 4.3.2. Phonologization of vowel length
4.3.3. An alternative account of vowel lengthening in Friulian4.4. Case Study 2: vowel lengthening in Late Common Slavic; 4.4.1. Conditions on Slavic lengthening; 4.4.2. Segmental conditions; Intervening consonants; The identity of the lengthened vowel; Jers and closed syllables; Local conclusion; 4.4.3. Prosodic conditions; Slavic accentuation; Lengthening under the falling accent; Lengthening under the new rising accent; 4.4.4. Concluding remarks for the Slavic case study; 4.5. Directionality and CVCV: apparent counterexamples
Summary First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-217) and index
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Subject Autosegmental theory (Linguistics)
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Compensatory lengthening.
Grammar, Comparative and general -- Phonology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1136721975 (electronic bk.)
9781136721977 (electronic bk.)