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Reconciling Indo-European syllabification / by Adam I. Cooper.

Author/Creator:
Cooper, Adam I., author.
Publication:
Leiden, Netherlands : Brill, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (397 p.)
Series:
Brill's studies in Indo-European languages & linguistics ; Volume 13.
Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages & Linguistics, 1875-6328 ; Volume 13
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Subjects:
Indo-European languages -- Syllabification.
Indo-European languages -- Phonology.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In Reconciling Indo-European Syllabification , Adam Cooper brings together two seemingly disparate phenomena associated with Indo-European syllable structure: the heterosyllabic treatment of medial consonant clusters, which tolerates CVC syllables, and the right-hand vocalization of sonorants, which ostensibly avoids them. Operating from a perspective that is simultaneously empirical, theoretical, and historical in nature, he establishes their compatibility by crafting a formal analysis that integrates them into a single picture of the reconstructed system. More generally, drawing on evidence from Vedic, Greek, and Proto-Indo-European itself, Cooper demonstrates the continued relevance of the ancient Indo-European languages to contemporary linguistic theory, and, moreover, reaffirms the value of the syllable as a unit of phonology, necessary for these languages’ formal representation.
Contents:
Preliminary Material / Adam I. Cooper
1 Introduction / Adam I. Cooper
2 The Syllabification of Medial Consonant Clusters in Vedic / Adam I. Cooper
3 Formal Analysis of Vedic Medial Syllabification / Adam I. Cooper
4 Complementary Evidence for Medial Consonant Syllabification from the History of Greek / Adam I. Cooper
5 On the Syllabifications VOO.RV, VR.OOV / Adam I. Cooper
6 Background and Preliminaries / Adam I. Cooper
7 Previous Optimality-Theoretic Accounts of Sonorant Syllabicity / Adam I. Cooper
8 A New Approach to Proto-Indo-European Sonorant Syllabicity / Adam I. Cooper
9 Nucleus Selection as a Morphophonological Operation? / Adam I. Cooper
10 Implications and Typology of the Phonological Analysis of Sonorant Syllabicity / Adam I. Cooper
11 Conclusion and Future Directions / Adam I. Cooper
Appendix / Adam I. Cooper
References / Adam I. Cooper
Index of Words / Adam I. Cooper
Index of Names / Adam I. Cooper
Index of Subjects / Adam I. Cooper
Index of Constraints / Adam I. Cooper.
Notes:
"This volume is a substantially revised version of my Cornell University dissertation, entitled "Syllable Nucleus and Margin in Greek, Vedic, and Proto-Indo-European", which was defended in September 2011 and filed in January 2012."
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
90-04-28195-9
OCLC:
886381992
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004281950 DOI