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Title Where do phonological features come from? : cognitive, physical and developmental bases of distinctive speech categories / edited by G. Nick Clements Rachid Ridouane
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (347 pages)
Series Language faculty and beyond ; v. 6
Language faculty and beyond ; v. 6
Contents Where Do Phonological Features Come From?; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Dedication page; Table of contents; Obituary; List of contributors; Part 1. Introduction; Editors' Overview; Part II. General and cognitive issues; Features, segments, and the sources of phonological primitives; Feature economy in natural, random, and synthetic inventories; Part III. Acoustic and articullatory bases of features; Sound systems are shaped by their users; What features underline the /s/ vs. /s'/ contrast in Korean?; Automaticity vs. feature-enhancement in the control of segmental F0
Part IV. Extracting features from the signalCategorization and Features; Features as an emergent product of computing perceptual cues relative to expectations; Features are phonological transforms of natural boundaries; Part V. Features in phonological development; Features in child phonology; Phonological features in infancy; Acoustic cues to stop-coda voicing contrasts in the speech of American English 2-3 year-olds; Language index; Subject index
Summary This volume offers a timely reconsideration of the function, content, and origin of phonological features, in a set of papers that is theoretically diverse yet thematically strongly coherent. Most of the papers were originally presented at the International Conference "Where Do Features Come From?" held at the Sorbonne University, Paris, October 4-5, 2007. Several invited papers are included as well. The articles discuss issues concerning the mental status of distinctive features, their role in speech production and perception, the relation they bear to measurable physical properties in the ar
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Phonology.
Language acquisition.
Speech perception.
Form Electronic book
Author Clements, George N.
Ridouane, Rachid.
LC no. 2011006654
ISBN 1283174901
9027286949 (electronic bk.)
9789027286949 (electronic bk.)