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Prosody Matters Prosody Matters
Essays in Honor of Elisabeth Selkirk
Edited by: Toni Borowsky, Shigeto Kawahara, Mariko Sugahara
Introduction by: Takahito Shinya

Series: Advances in Optimality Theory

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The theory of prosodic hierarchy, proposed and developed by a series of work by Elisabeth O. Selkirk at the University of Massachusett at Amherst, has been one of the most important areas of research within phonological theory in the past few decades. This collection of original articles, dedicated to Selkirk, address a number of aspects of the theory using evidence from languages as diverse as Arabic, Berber, Chadic, Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.

Introduction by the Editors

Section1: Mora and Syllable
1. The Prosody of Moroccan Amazigh and Moroccan Arabic: Commonalities in the Phonology of Schwa
Karim Bensoukas, Mohammed V-Agdal University, and Abdelaziz Boudlal, Chouaib Doukkali University
2. Serial Harmonic Grammar and Berber Syllabification
Joe Pater, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
3. The Formal Definition of the ONSET Constraint and Implications for Korean Syllable Structure
Jennifer Smith, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Section 2: Foot and Prosodic Word
4. The End of the Word in Makassar Languages
Hasan Basri, Tadulako University, Ellen Broselow, Stony Brook University, and Daniel Finer, Stony Brook University
5. Final Devoicing: Production and Perception Studies
Scott Myers, University of Texas at Austin
6. The Role of Prosody in Russian Voicing
Jaye Padgett, University of California, Santa Cruz
7. Phonetic Evidence for Prosodic Word Prominence in American English
Mariko Sugahara, Doshisha University

Section 3. Phrases and Above
8. Variable Cues to Phrasing: Finding Edges in Egyptian Arabic
Sam Hellmuth, University of York
9. Recursive Prosodic Phrasing in Japanese
Ito Junko and Armin Mester, both at the University of California, Santa Cruz
10. The Intonation of Nominal Parentheticals in Japanese
Shigeto Kawahara, Rutgers University
11. Pausal Phonology and Morpheme Realization
John McCarthy, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
12. Reconsidering the Edge Parameter
Hisao Tokizaki, Sapporo University

Section 4: Prosodic Hierarchy and Semantic Interpretation (Focus)
13. Intonational Phrase Boundaries: A Puzzle
Katy Carlson, Morehead State University, Lyn Frazier, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Charles Clifton Jr., University of Massachusetts at Amherst
14. Prosody and Information Structure of the German Particles Selbst, Wieder and Auch
Caroline Féry, Potsdam University
15. Prosodic Phrasing of Wh-questions in Tokyo Japanese
Masako Hirotani, Carleton University
16. Effects of Indefinite Pronouns and Traces on Verb Stress in German
Hubert Truckenbrodt, Tuebingen University

ISBN-13 (Hardback)9781845536770
Price (Hardback)£80.00/$130.00
Publication DateFebruary 2012
Size234 x 156mm

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