25.4187, Books: Reconciling Indo-European Syllabification: Cooper

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Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:27:22
From: Stephanie Paalvast [paalvast at brill.com]
Subject: Reconciling Indo-European Syllabification: Cooper

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Title: Reconciling Indo-European Syllabification 
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Indo-European Languages and Linguistics  

Publication Year: 2014 
Publisher: Brill
	   http://www.brill.com
	

Book URL: http://www.brill.com/products/book/reconciling-indo-european-syllabification 


Author: Adam Cooper

Hardback: ISBN:  9789004236905 Pages: 398 Price: Europe EURO 168
Hardback: ISBN:  9789004236905 Pages: 398 Price: U.S. $ 218


Abstract:

In Reconciling Indo-European Syllabification, Adam Cooper brings together two seemingly disparate phenomena associated with Indo-European syllable structure: the heterosyllabic treatment of medial consonant clusters, which tolerates CVC syllables, and the right-hand vocalization of sonorants, which ostensibly avoids them. Operating from a perspective that is simultaneously empirical, theoretical, and historical in nature, he establishes their compatibility by crafting a formal analysis that integrates them into a single picture of the reconstructed system.

More generally, drawing on evidence from Vedic, Greek, and Proto-Indo-European itself, Cooper demonstrates the continued relevance of the ancient Indo-European languages to contemporary linguistic theory, and, moreover, reaffirms the value of the syllable as a unit of phonology, necessary for these languages’ formal representation. 



Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                     Phonology

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient (grc)
                     Sanskrit (san)

Language Family(ies): Indo-European


Written In: English  (eng)

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