A Historical Phonology of English by Donka Minkova PDF

By Donka Minkova

ISBN-10: 0748634673

ISBN-13: 9780748634675

Phonological evolution is an important element of the final historical past of the language; the subject material is either major by itself phrases and correct in curricular phrases. This booklet describes the segmental and prosodic adjustments within the historical past of English, offers analyses of those adjustments either as phonological occasions and in terms of the evolution of interlocking points of previous English and highlights the relevance of the subjects and doubtless generate extra curiosity by way of projecting old phonological swap onto Present-Day English and its forms. the improvement of the English sound approach is one of the most sensible studied a part of the historical past of the language, despite the fact that no updated, student-friendly survey exists: this booklet fills the distance.

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4 are represented by different IPA vowel symbols, since in the basic reference varieties, GA and SSBE, no pair of vowels contrast only in duration; in every instance length distinctions are accompanied by height, backness and peripherality distinctions. Actual duration differences are attested in identical environments. 7 centiseconds. 7 centiseconds of the ‘short’ lid vowel. Therefore, many descriptions of the PDE vowel system rely solely on qualitative differences, using different symbols for the short and long vowels and dispensing with the length mark.

The least sonorous consonants are the voiceless stops /p, t, k/. 3). The description of the distinctive sounds of any language requires reference to the bundle of features that characterise each phoneme. 3 serve as the basis for their phonological representation, so properties such as nasal, labial, voiced, stop, fricative, obstruent, and so on provide the physical substance of the more abstract set of phonological features. 4 Short and long consonants Consonants can appear as singletons, or they can be ‘long’, or geminate.

All four statements hold for English, although only (1) is truly, and trivially, beyond challenge. 1 The statement in (3) is also an overgeneralisation; the next three chapters will convince you that consonant (sub-)systems of English offer a rich gamut of variation and change, so overall ‘stability’ of the consonants can hardly be claimed for the entire inventory. The impression that consonants are easily described is also misguided, although one has to admit that the consonantal features are more accessible to the speaker for self-examination than the corresponding vowel features.

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