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Fromkin, Victoria

Works: 48 works in 391 publications in 10 languages and 6,734 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor, Honoree, Contributor, Other
Classifications: P106, 410
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An introduction to language by Victoria Fromkin( Book )
221 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,796 libraries worldwide
An Introduction to Language is ideal for use at all levels and in many different areas of instruction, including education, languages, psychology, anthropology, English, teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), and linguistics. All chapters in this best-seller have been revised to reflect recent discoveries and new understanding of linguistics and languages
Errors in linguistic performance : slips of the tongue, ear, pen, and hand by International Congress of Linguists( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 469 libraries worldwide
Speech errors as linguistic evidence by Victoria Fromkin( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Tone : a linguistic survey by Victoria Fromkin( Book )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Linguistics : an introduction to linguistic theory ( Book )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 383 libraries worldwide
This textbook has been written for introductory courses in linguistic theory, for both undergraduate linguistics students and first-year postgraduates. Twelve major figures in the field bring their expertise to each of the core areas
Phonetic linguistics : essays in honor of Peter Ladefoged ( Book )
10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Language, speech, and mind : studies in honour of Victoria A. Fromkin by Victoria Fromkin( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 284 libraries worldwide
Linguistics and linguistic evidence : the LAGB silver jubilee lectures, 1984 by R. H Robins( Book )
9 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
A phonology of Akan: Akuapem, Asante, Fante by Paul Schachter( Book )
6 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
In this preliminary report the authors compare a part of the phonological systems of Akuapem, Asante, and Fante--the major dialects of Akan. The comparison reveals the features common to all three dialects as well as the features which distinguish the dialects from one another. The description of the phonological systems of these dialects is presented within the framework of generative phonology as developed principally by Chomsky, Halle, and Stanley. Although this study does not attempt to present either a complete grammar or a complete phonology of Akan, a "reasonably complete" treatment of the finite verb is given and deep structures and transformational rules are discussed in relation to certain P-rules. Chapter 1 presents the inventory of systematic phonemes and includes the set of Morpheme Segment Structure Conditions which are to be applied to the dictionary matrices of morphemes. Chapter 2 presents the set of Morpheme Sequence Structure Conditions which apply generally to all formatives. The first chapters thus present all the general lexical redundancies in the language and cover a major part of the phonological constraints. Chapter 3 discusses all the general Phonological Rules which apply to the surface structures of sentences. P-rules applying specifically to the finite verb are discussed in Chapter 4, which also discusses various other aspects of Akan surface structures dominated by the Verb-Phrase node. (Jd)
Some phonetic specifications of linguistic units an electromyographic investigation by Victoria Fromkin( Book )
9 editions published between 1965 and 1978 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Answer key for Linguistics, an introduction to linguistic theory by Victoria Fromkin( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Gli Errori linguistici by Franco Lorenzi( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in Italian and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Slips of the tongue by Victoria Fromkin( Book )
2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Gengogaku no shikai ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in Japanese and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Furomukin no gengogaku ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
An introduction to language by Victoria Fromkin( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This is a book that students enjoy and understand, and that professors find of effective and thorough. Not only have majors in linguistics benefited from the book's easy-to-read yet comprehensive presentation, majors in fields as diverse as teaching English as a second language, foreign language studies, general education, psychology, sociology, and anthropology have enjoyed learning about language from this book. [The book] includes new developments in linguistics and related fields that will strengthen its appeal to a wider audience. -Pref
On the Phonological Representation of Tone. Ucla Working Papers inPhonetics, No. 27 by Victoria Fromkin( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the problem of whether tonal representation should be considered segmental or suprasegmental. Woo's hypothesis that tone features are to be specified segmentally is discussed as well as Leben's statement that in some languages tone is suprasegmental. The following are criteria suggested as a basis for tonal representation: where tone is a feature of units larger than a segment, or if contour tones fall on single vowels, the representation should be suprasegmental; where phonotactic constraints refer to both tonal and nontonal constraints, the representation should be segmental. However, it is not yet clear what features are generally needed to represent tone either suprasegmentally or segmentally. Furthermore, there are indications that a viable theory of language will have to take into account varying types of tone languages which require further classification beyond that of requiring segmental or suprasegmental representation. (Am)
Relationship Between Linguistic Units and Motor Commands by Victoria Fromkin( Book )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Assuming that speech is the result of a number of discrete neuromuscular events and that the brain can store only a limited number of motor commands with which to control these events, the research reported in this paper was directed to a determination of the size and nature of the stored items and an explanation of how speakers encode a sequence of these discrete linguistic units into a continuously changing signal. The technique of electromyography was used to study the actions of some of the muscles in the mouth in articulating "b,p,d" combined with 12 american english vowels. Results showed that no one-to-one correspondence exists between phonemes and motor commands. Two motor commands directed simultaneously to the same muscle result in muscular activity equal to that necessary for the production of the sound requiring the greatest tension. If motor commands call for a sequence of gestures and the first gesture requires more muscle action than the second, the action for the second gesture is decreased. However, when the second gesture requires a greater or equal amount of activity, a more or less simple concatenation of gestures results. Alternative hypotheses are discussed to account for these data and are suggested as topics for further experiments. This paper was presented at a meeting of the acoustical soc. Of amer., Boston, june 1, 1966. (jd)
Speculations on Performance Models by Victoria Fromkin( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
According to the author, competence and performance and their interrelationships are the concern of linguistics. Performance models must: (1) be based on physical data of speech; (2) describe the phenomena under investigation; (3) predict events which are confirmed by experiment; (4) suggest causal relationships by identifying necessary and sufficient elements; (5) be consistent; (6) be formulated so that they can be proven incorrect. Katz' performance model, encoding sentences as units, is inadequate since actual speech is at least half in phrases of three words or less. Morphemes cannot be hypothesized as encoding units, as the number is too large for processing. Liberman's model, providing for overlapping of neuromuscular instructions to produce output units of about syllabic size is shown to disagree with the author's electromyographic data for different sequences of the same phonemes. But the work of Kozhevnikov, Ladefoged, Fry, and others, supports the hypothesis that encoding units are minimally a combination of phonemic segments. Evidence from experiments suggesting alternative models for speech encoding start with messages in syllabic or phonemic code and proceed via phonological rules to sequences of allophones for which motor commands are issued to the vocal tract. Too little is known to assume the correctness of these models, and further research is needed to test these and to develop more adequate performance models. (Mk)
Grammatical aspects of speech errors by Victoria Fromkin( Article )
in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Fromkin, V. A.
Fromkin, V. A. 1923-2000
Fromkin, V. A. (Victoria A.)
Fromkin, V. A. (Victoria A.), 1923-2000
Fromkin, Vicki.
Fromkin, Vicki 1923-2000
Fromkin, Victoria
Fromkin, Victoria A.
Fromkin, Victoria A. 1923-2000
Fromkin, Victoria Alexandra 1923-2000
Landish, Victoria Alexandra
Victoria Fromkin American linguist
빅토리아 프롬킨
フロムキン, ビクトリア
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