Phonological Theory: The Essential Readings
November 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
Introduction: John Goldsmith.
1. From The Sound Pattern of English: Phonetic and Phonological Representation: Noam Chomsky and Morris Halle.
2. On the Role of Notation in Generative Phonology: James McCawley.
3. From Cyclic Phonology to Lexical Phonology: Paul Kiparsky.
4. The Cycle in Phonology: Stress in Palestinian, Maltese and Spanish: Michael Brame.
5. On Phonotactically Motivated Rules: Alan Sommerstein.
6. Harmonic Phonology: John Goldsmith.
7. Generalized Alignment: John McCarthy and Alan Prince.
8. An Overview of Autosegmental Phonology: John Goldsmith.
9. A Prosodic Theory of Nonconcatenative Morphology: John McCarthy.
10. From CV Phonology: A Generative Theory of the Syllable: G. N. Clements and S. J. Keyser.
11. The Geometry of Phonological Features: G. N. Clements.
12. Inalterability in CV Phonology: Bruce Hayes.
13. Prosodic Morphology: John McCarthy and Alan Prince.
14. On the Role of the Obligatory Contour Principle in Phonological Theory: David Odden.
15. Phonology with Tiers: Alan Prince.
16. Immediate Constituents of Mazateco Syllables: Kenneth and Eunice Pike.
17. Syllables: Elisabeth Selkirk.
18. Compensatory Lengthening in Moraic Phonology: Bruce Hayes.
19. Syllables: E. Fudge.
20. On Stress and Linguistic Rhythm: Mark Liberman and Alan Prince.
21. Relating to the Grid: Alan Prince.
22. Extrametricality and English Stress: Bruce Hayes.
* Includes key classic and contemporary readings in phonological theory.
* Ideal as a primary text for course use.
* Represents an unparalleled work of reference for anyone interested in recent developments in linguistic theory.
"This collection brings together some of the most significant
and influential articles in the history of modern phonological
theory. Taken together, these contributions, some of which are not
otherwise easily accessible, provide an historical perspective for
the specialist and student alike, as well as a comprehensive
statement of the issues with which our field continues to be
concerned." Larry M. Hyman, University of California at
"[many of the essays in Goldsmith's book] are classics of modern
phonological theory. Goldsmith is surely right in his contention
that they are much better read in their original form and we have
to be grateful for their reproduction here." Geoffrey Finch,
Times Higher Education Supplement
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