By Mirco Ghini
Drawing on a twin services of infrequent depth, Mirco Ghini's ebook is an enormous contribution to either Romance dialectology and phonological thought. It provides a accomplished account of the segmental and metrical phonology of the Ligurian dialect of the village of Miogliola, North-west Italy. in keeping with the author's personal fieldwork, it's the first in-depth learn of this region, additionally tracing its improvement from Latin. function project, underspecification, and volume alternations are such a lot popular one of the basic theoretical concerns on which the details of Miogliola phonology, meticuously analysed, are dropped at endure with attractiveness and strength.
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In English, onsets need PLACE-specification. This requirement on minimal structure can be seen as the counterpart of the well-known requirements on maximal structure displayed cross-linguistically by codas. Needless to say, the onset requirement becomes effective once syllable constituency has become available. Plain coronals, then, start as unspecified. When syllable constituency is available, [Coronal] is filled in in onsets, so as to allow for the OCP to rule out coronal+/ and coronal+/m sequences.
Plain coronals, then, start as unspecified. When syllable constituency is available, [Coronal] is filled in in onsets, so as to allow for the OCP to rule out coronal+/ and coronal+/m sequences. The line of inquiry proposed here is one where specification and lack thereof in segments is contextually determined at different levels of 38 Chapter 1: Theoretical assumptions representation: underlying and derived. This approach also constitutes the basic idea in Dyck (1995)'s analysis of some Italian and Spanish dialects.
On this hypothesis, the order in which features are assigned is crucial. Depending on the order of feature assignment, different redundancies arise, and hence different markings and underspecification patterns. As an example, consider the five-vowel system in (16) and the two feature rankings [Low]>[High]>[Dorsal] in (16a), and [High]>[Dorsal]>[Low] in (16b). Monovalent features are used. 1. The Prosodic Hierarchy (16) a. [Low]>[High]>[Dorsal] i e a ο u [Low] [High] · [Dorsal] 25 Contrasts /a/ vs.
Asymmetries in the Phonology of Miogliola by Mirco Ghini