Constraints in Phonological Acquisition

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Bringing together well-known researchers, this collection of essays focuses on constraints in phonological acquisition. The first two chapters review the research in its broader context, including an introduction by the editors that provides a concise tutorial on Optimality Theory. The remaining chapters address a number of partially overlapping themes: the study of child production data in terms of constraints; learnability issues; perceptual development and its relation to the development of production; and second language acquisition.


List of contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction Rene Kager, Joe Pater and Wim Zonneveld; 2. Saving the baby: making sure that old data survive new theories Lise Menn; 3. Markedness and faithfulness constraints in child phonology Amalia Gnanadesikan; 4. Input elaboration, head faithfulness and evidence for representation in the acquisition of left-edge clusters in West Germanic Heather Goad and Yvan Rose; 5. Phonological acquisition in Optimality Theory: the early stages Bruce Hayes; 6. Syllable types in cross-linguistic and developmental grammars Clara C. Levelt and Ruben van de Vijver; 7. Bridging the gap between receptive and productive development with minimally violable constraints Joe Pater; 8. Learning phonotactic distributions Alan Prince and Bruce Tesar; 9. Emergence of Universal Grammar in foreign word adaptions Shigeko Shinohara; 10. The initial and final states: theoretical implications and experimental explorations of Richness of the Base Paul Smolensky, Lisa Davidson and Peter Jusczyk; 11. Child word stress competence: an experimental approach Wim Zonneveld and Dominique Nouveau.


Rene Kager is Associate Professor of Language Development at Utrecht University. His books include A Metrical Theory of Stress and Destressing in Dutch (1989), The Prosody-Morphology Interface (with H. van der Hulst and W. Zonneveld, Cambridge 1999) and Optimality Theory (Cambridge, 1999). Joe Pater is Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He has published in a number of journals including Phonology, Language Acquisition and the Journal of Child Language. Wim Zonneveld is Professor of Linguistics and Phonology at Utrecht University. He is the author of A Formal Theory of Exceptions in Generative Phonology (1978), Klemtoon & Metrische Fonologie (with M. Trommelen, Couthinho, 1989) and Prosody-Morphology Interface (with R. Kager and H. van der Hulst, Cambridge 1999).


'... the volume has already achieved considerable success ... this volume is a must for anyone working in the area of phonological acquisition or optimality theory ... the volume would also make an excellent textbook for a graduate course ...' Journal of Phonology
EAN: 9780521829632
ISBN: 0521829631
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2004
Seitenanzahl: 428 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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