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The phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Author: Kristján Árnason.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Phonology of the world's languages.
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This text presents a comprehensive account of the phonological structures and characteristics of Icelandic and Faroese. It is written for Nordic linguists and theoretical phonologists interested in what the languages reveal about phonological structure and change and the relation between morphology phonology, and phonetics.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kristján Árnason.
Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011
(OCoLC)694395522
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristján Árnason.
ISBN: 9780191617195 0191617199
OCLC Number: 768244848
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 349 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: ""Cover""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Part I: The historical and theoretical setting""; ""1 THE TWO LANGUAGES AND THEIR HISTORICAL RELATION""; ""1.1 The genetic relation: �Proto-West Nordic�""; ""1.2 West Nordic obstruents""; ""1.3 West Nordic sonorants""; ""1.4 West Nordic vowels""; ""1.5 Diphthongs and semivowels""; ""1.6 Prosodic structure""; ""2 THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT""; ""2.1 Quantity and prosodic structure""; ""2.2 Overlong (superheavy) syllables and their development""; ""2.3 The components of the quantity shift"" ""2.4 Quality changes in the Icelandic vowel system""""2.5 Faroese vowel developments""; ""2.6 The short diphthongs""; ""2.7 The West Nordic consonant shift""; ""2.8 New postvocalic stops""; ""2.9 The skerping and hiatus""; ""2.10 Systemic arrangements and types of syllables""; ""3 THEORETICAL PRELIMINARIES TO THE SYNCHRONIC ANALYSIS""; ""3.1 Phonological levels of representation""; ""3.2 Alphabets for phonological representation""; ""3.3 The representation of time and precedence""; ""3.4 Saturation and fission in West Nordic diphthongs""; ""3.5 The modern diphthongal systems"" ""Part II: The modern sound systems""""4 THE ICELANDIC VOWEL COLOURS AND DIPHTHONGS""; ""4.1 The Icelandic vowel system""; ""4.2 The vowels of non-initial syllables""; ""5 FAROESE VOWELS AND DIPHTHONGS""; ""5.1 An overview""; ""5.2 The phonetic and phonological analysis of the Faroese monophthongs and diphthongs""; ""5.3 More on dialect variation and vowel systems""; ""5.4 Hiatus phenomena in Faroese""; ""5.5 The unstressed vowels of Faroese""; ""6 ICELANDIC CONSONANTS""; ""6.1 An overview""; ""6.2 The stops""; ""6.3 The fricatives""; ""6.4 The sonorants"" ""6.5 Summary: the classes of consonants and their element analysis""""7 FAROESE CONSONANT SEGMENTS""; ""7.1 An overview""; ""7.2 The fortis and lenis plosives""; ""7.3 The fricatives""; ""7.4 Sonorants""; ""7.5 The element analysis of the Faroese system""; ""Part III: Systemic relations and syllabic structure""; ""8 SYSTEMIC RELATIONS IN VOWELS""; ""8.1 Trends towards a diasystem in Icelandic""; ""8.2 The Faroese vowel systems""; ""8.3 The element analysis of reduction: limits on information in restricted environments""; ""8.4 Conclusion: systemic relations in vowel systems"" ""9 SYLLABLE STRUCTURE AND PHONOTACTICS""""9.1 Syllable structure in Icelandic""; ""9.2 Faroese syllables""; ""9.3 The consonantal phonotactics of Icelandic""; ""9.4 The consonantal phonotactics of Faroese""; ""9.5 Gemination of glides and consonants""; ""9.6 Conclusion: remarks on systemic structure and prominence""; ""10 LENGTH AND QUANTITY IN ACCENTUATION AND PHONOTACTICS""; ""10.1 Length and quantity in Icelandic""; ""10.2 The length rule on lexical and phonological levels in Icelandic""; ""10.3 The prosodic character of Faroese vowels""
Series Title: Phonology of the world's languages.
Responsibility: Kristján Árnason.

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