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Author Cravens, Thomas D.

Title Comparative historical dialectology : Italo-Romance clues to Ibero-Romance sound change / Thomas D. Cravens
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub., [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 163 pages)
Series Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory, 0304-0763 ; v. 231
Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series IV, Current issues in linguistic theory ; v. 231. 0304-0763
Contents COMPARATIVE HISTORICAL DIALECTO LOGY; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Table of contents; CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 2. SUBSTRATUM; CHAPTER 3. CRUCIAL INGREDIENTS: INTERVOCALIC VOICING IN LATIN, ASSIMILATION AT WORD BOUNDARIES; CHAPTER 4. VOICING IN WESTERN ROMANCE; CHAPTER 5. PALATALIZATION OF WORD-INITIAL /l/ AND /n/ IN IBERO-ROMANCE; CHAPTER 6. LOOSE ENDS: NON-VOICING IN RUMANIA AND THE DIALECTS OF THE PYRENEES, IRREGULAR VOICING IN ITALIAN; CHAPTER 7. CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; INDEX OF TERMS AND CONCEPTS; INDEX OF NAMES
Summary This brief monograph explores the historical motivations for two sets of phonological changes in some varieties of Romance: restructured voicing of intervocalic /p t k/, and palatalization of initial /l/ and /n/. These developments have been treated repeatedly over the decades, yet neither has enjoyed a satisfactory solution. This book attempts to demonstrate that both outcomes are ultimately attributable to the loss of early pan-Romance consonant gemination. This study is of interest not only to the language-specific field of historical Romance linguistics, but also to general historical lingu
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Subject Romance languages -- Phonology, Comparative.
Romance languages -- Phonology, Historical.
Romance languages -- Voice.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2002027965
ISBN 1283312158
1588113132
9027275394 (electronic bk.)
9781283312158
9781588113139
9789027275394 (electronic bk.)