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Phonological Typology

Matthew K. Gordon


Although there is a rich history of research in linguistic typology, phonology has received relatively little attention in this literature compared to morphology and syntax. This book is the first linguistic typology book devoted to the field of phonology. Drawing on a combination of existing typologies and results of a survey of various phonological patterns in the 100-language WALS (World Atlas of Language Structures) sample, the book examines the cross-linguistic distribution of major phonological phenomena including phoneme inventories, syllable structure, segmental alternations, stress, t ... More

Keywords: typology, phonology, phonetics, syllable, stress, tone, stress, intonation, prosodic morphology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199669004
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669004.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew K. Gordon, author
Professor of Linguistics, University of California, Santa Barbara