A Computational Phonology of Russian

Author: Peter Chew

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 9781581121780

Category: Education

Page: 424

View: 1579

This dissertation provides a coherent, synchronic, broad-coverage, generative phonology of Russian. I test the grammar empirically in a number of ways to determine its goodness of fit to Russian. In taking this approach, I aim to avoid making untested (or even incoherent) generalizations based on only a handful of examples. In most cases, the tests show that there are exceptions to the theory, but at least we know what the exceptions are, a baseline is set against which future theories can be measured, and in most cases the percentage of exceptional cases is reduced to below 5%. The principal theoretical outcomes of the work are as follows. First, I show that all of the phonological or morphophonological processes reviewed can be described by a grammar no more powerful than context-free. Secondly, I exploit probabilistic constraints in the syllable structure grammar to explain why constraints on word-marginal onsets and codas are weaker than on word-internal onsets and codas. I argue that the features []/- initial] and []/- final], and extraprosodicity, are unnecessary for this purpose.
Posted in Education

The Segment in Phonetics and Phonology

Author: Eric Raimy,Charles E. Cairns

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118555384

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 360

View: 3117

The Segment in Phonetics and Phonology unravels exactly whatthe segment is and on what levels it exists, approaching the studyof the segment with theoretical, empirical, and methodologicalheterogeneity as its guiding principle. A deliberately eclectic approach to the study of the segmentthat investigates exactly what the segment is and on what level itexists Includes new research data from a diverse range of fields suchas experimental psycholinguistics, language acquisition, andmathematical theories of communication Represents the major theoretical models of phonology, includingArticulatory Phonology, Optimality Theory, Laboratory Phonology andGenerative Phonology Examines both well-studied languages like English, Chinese, andJapanese and under-studied languages such as Southern Sierra Miwok,Päri, and American Sign Language
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

University Theses in Russian, Soviet and East European Studies, 1907-2006

A Centennial Bibliography of Research in the British Isles

Author: Gregory Walker,John Simon Gabriel Simmons

Publisher: MHRA

ISBN: 0947623809

Category: History

Page: 239

View: 3480

The bibliography records doctoral and selected masters' theses (over 3,300 in all) from British and Irish universities in the field of Russian, Soviet and East European studies. This is broadly interpreted to include all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences as they relate to the area of Russia, the former USSR and Eastern Europe. Taken as a whole, the work probably forms the fullest and longest record of British and Irish postgraduate research in any sector of area studies. Besides its primary function as a bibliographic tool, it makes it possible to trace the effects of academic developments, institutional policies, and the changes in direction in this highly diversified field of study over the last hundred years. Entries are arranged by subject and area, supported by full author and subject indexes to aid searching. Dr Gregory Walker is a former Head of Slavonic and East European Collections at the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. The late John S.G. Simmons, OBE, was Senior Research Fellow and Librarian, All Souls College, Oxford.
Posted in History

Australian Slavonic and East European Studies

Journal of the Australian and New Zealand Slavists' Association and of the Australasian Association for Study of the Socialist Countries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe, Eastern

Page: N.A

View: 8285

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A Computational Theory of Writing Systems

Author: Richard Sproat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521663403

Category: Computers

Page: 236

View: 3060

This book develops a formal computational theory of writing systems. It offers specific proposals about the linguistic objects that are represented by orthographic elements; what levels of linguistic representation are involved and how they may differ across writing systems; and what formal constraints hold of the mapping relation between linguistic and orthographic elements. Based on the insights gained, Sproat then proposes a taxonomy of writing systems. The treatment of theoretical linguistic issues and their computational implementation is complemented with discussion of empirical psycholinguistic work on reading and its relevance for the computational model developed here. Throughout, the model is illustrated with a number of detailed case studies of writing systems around the world. This book will be of interest to students and researchers in a variety of fields, including theoretical and computational linguistics, the psycholinguistics of reading and writing, and speech technology.
Posted in Computers

Versuch Einer Theorie Phonetischer Alternationen

Ein Capitel aus der Psychophonetik (Classic Reprint)

Author: J. Baudouin de Courtenay

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781332579105

Category: Psychology

Page: 138

View: 8547

Excerpt from Versuch Einer Theorie Phonetischer Alternationen: Ein Capitel aus der Psychophonetik Jilolw yiczozeszszock (Abhandlungen der philologischen Classe), 1894, gr. 80, S. 219364. habe ich eine grossere Arbeit. Frau teoosji afteroeaczjj jooeetyczoeyclzsc (auch als Sonderabdruck erschiene-O, veroffentlicht. Dem Reglement gen1ass, sollte ich auch einen kurzen, deutsch oder franzosisch verfassten, Auszug fiir den sAnzeigersi Oseszjectjre Bulletin) der Akademie liefern. Da es mir aber notwendig schien. auch die Einzelheiten der Darstellung und den Gang meiner Beweisfuhrung, insbesondere aber die von mir aufgestellten Formeln, den des Polnischen nicht machtigen Fachgenossen zuganglich zu machen, so Inusste ich den maximalen Umfang eines solchen Resumes bei weitem uberschreiten und anstatt eines kurzen Referats eigentlich eine ausfuhrliche deutsche Bearbeitung desselben Stoffes geben. Dessenungeachtet wurde mein ganzes Jlanuscript Anfang Juli 1894 von der Redaction des Anzeigers anstanclslos angenommen, auf Anordnung derselben bis zu Ende gesetzt, und von mir, unter liebenswiirdiger lllitwirkung des Herrn Cand. Mag. St. Roszneclci. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
Posted in Psychology

The Acquisition of Hebrew Phonology and Morphology

Author: Outi Bat-El

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004280154

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 8149

The articles in this volume contribute to the joint enterprise between theoretical linguistics and research in the development of phonology and morphology. When it comes to the acquisition of phonology, Hebrew is a new member in the limited pool of studied languages (English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Greek, and just a few more). The fresh data provided in the present volume allow us to evaluate old issues and address new ones.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Grundzüge der Phonologie

Author: Nikolaĭ Sergeevich Trubet︠s︡koĭ (kni︠a︡zʹ)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comparative and general

Page: 297

View: 3114

Posted in Comparative and general

Computational and Quantitative Studies

Author: M.A.K. Halliday

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826488269

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

View: 6676

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Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Lexical Strata in Generative Phonology

(with Illustrations from Ibero-Romance)

Author: Bohdan Saciuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Romance languages

Page: 166

View: 5938

Posted in Romance languages

Theoretical Linguistics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 1941

Posted in Linguistics

History of Language

Author: Steven Roger Fischer

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861895941

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 334

It is tempting to take the tremendous rate of contemporary linguistic change for granted. What is required, in fact, is a radical reinterpretation of what language is. Steven Roger Fischer begins his book with an examination of the modes of communication used by dolphins, birds and primates as the first contexts in which the concept of "language" might be applied. As he charts the history of language from the times of Homo erectus, Neanderthal humans and Homo sapiens through to the nineteenth century, when the science of linguistics was developed, Fischer analyses the emergence of language as a science and its development as a written form. He considers the rise of pidgin, creole, jargon and slang, as well as the effects radio and television, propaganda, advertising and the media are having on language today. Looking to the future, he shows how electronic media will continue to reshape and re-invent the ways in which we communicate. "[a] delightful and unexpectedly accessible book ... a virtuoso tour of the linguistic world."—The Economist "... few who read this remarkable study will regard language in quite the same way again."—The Good Book Guide
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Michigan Slavic materials

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780930042868

Category: Slavic languages

Page: 344

View: 4541

Posted in Slavic languages

Roots and Patterns

Hebrew Morpho-syntax

Author: Maya Arad

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402032447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 9913

In-depth investigation of Hebrew verb morphology in light of cutting edge theories of morphology and lexical semantics An original theory about the semantic content of roots An account of how roots function in word-formation A wide empirical basis containing a complete corpus of verb-creating roots in Hebrew
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Which Degree?

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Universities and colleges

Page: N.A

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Posted in Universities and colleges

Courses of Study

Author: Cornell University

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 6793

Posted in Education

Topics in phonological theory

Author: Michael J. Kenstowicz,Charles W. Kisseberth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 4354

Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines