[Lingtyp] history of linguistics: phonological word

Dryer, Matthew dryer at buffalo.edu
Mon Jan 21 19:47:06 UTC 2019

The three earliest uses of the expression phonological word that I am aware of are in

Healey, Alan. (1964) The Ok Language Family in New Guinea. Australian National University doctoral dissertation.

“There is a close, but
not perfect, correlation between the phonological and grammatical word.”
(Miller, Wick R. (1965) Acoma grammar and texts (University of California Publications in Linguistics 40). Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.)

“The phonological word has a stronger decrescendo of speed and intensity, and sometimes of pitch than does the stress group. In slow speech the phonological word usually corresponds with a grammatical word so that their decrescendos overlap, but in fast speech several stress groups with their included, mild decrescendos”
(Eastman, Elizabeth & Robert Eastman. (1963) Iquito syntax. In Studies in Peruvian Indian Languages 1, 145-192. Summer Institute of Linguistics.)


From: Lingtyp <lingtyp-bounces at listserv.linguistlist.org> on behalf of TasakuTsunoda <tasakutsunoda at nifty.com>
Date: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:11 AM
To: Adam James Ross Tallman <ajrtallman at utexas.edu>, "LINGTYP at listserv.linguistlist.org" <LINGTYP at listserv.linguistlist.org>
Subject: Re: [Lingtyp] history of linguistics: phonological word

Dear Adam,

    Please see the following book:

        Lyons, John. 1968. Introduction to theoretical linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Pp68-70 have the following subsection:

        2.2.11 Grammatical and phonological words

Best wishes,

Tasaku Tsunoda

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件名: [Lingtyp] history of linguistics: phonological word

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to trace the roots of the development of the concept of "phonological word". Does anyone know who first used this term? The earliest I can find is Dixon's (1977) grammar of Yidin. What about "prosodic word"?

I'm aware that the roots of the idea can be found much earlier than when the concept was first mentioned, but I'm interested in the implicit analogy between a morphosyntactic constituency and phonological constituency and how, when and why that entered linguistics.

Any help would be appreciated.



Adam J.R. Tallman
Investigador del Museo de Etnografía y Folklore, la Paz

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