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  1. The Phonetics and Phonology of Gutturals

    A Case Study from Ju|'hoansi

    By Amanda Miller-Ockhuizen

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This book is the first detailed investigation and description of phonotactic sound patterns affecting Khoesan click consonant inventories. It also includes the first quantitative study of phonation types in Khoesan languages, and the first study of phonation types associated with pharyngeal...

    Published March 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. True to Form

    Rising and Falling Declaratives as Questions in English

    By Christine Gunlogson

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This book is concerned with the meaning and use of two kinds of declarative sentences:1) It's raining?2) It's raining.The difference between (1) and (2) is intonational: (1) has a final rise--indicated by the question mark--while (2) ends with a fall.Christine Gunlogson's central claim is that the...

    Published February 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Lenition and Contrast

    The Functional Consequences of Certain Phonetically Conditioned Sound Changes

    By Naomi Gurevich

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This book analyzes 153 languages from a large variety of families to establish a previously unexplored relationship between phonetically conditioned sound changes such as lenitions and functional (meaning maintenance related) considerations. Carefully collecting numerous inventories of consonants,...

    Published January 13th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Causes and Consequences of Word Structure

    By Jennifer Hay

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published December 10th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Lexical, Pragmatic, and Positional Effects on Prosody in Two Dialects of Croatian and Serbian

    An Acoustic Study

    By Rajka Smiljanic

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  6. On the Semantics of Wh-Clauses

    By Stephen Berman

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. The Typology of Parts of Speech Systems

    The Markedness of Adjectives

    By David Beck

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Vietnamese Tone

    A New Analysis

    By Andrea Hoa Pham

    Edited by Laurence Horn

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This new book offers research that will affect further study of tone in Vietnamese and other tonal languages....

    Published September 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Telicity and Durativity

    A Study of Aspect in Dëne Suliné (Chipewyan) and German

    By Andrea Luise Wilhelm

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This book studies the linguistic representation of events by examining the relevance of two salient event characteristics-- telicity and durativity-- to the grammatical system of natural language. The study of events, and of event characteristics, is an important testing ground for theories on the...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Artificial Hearing, Natural Speech

    Cochlear Implants, Speech Production, and the Expectations of a High-Tech Society

    By Joanna Hart Lowenstein

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This book explores the interface between speech perception and production through a longitudinal acoustic analysis of the speech of postlingually deaf adults with cochlear implants (electrode and computer prostheses for the inner ear in cases of nerve deafness). The methodology is based on the work...

    Published March 20th 2013 by Routledge