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The Phonology of Campidanian Sardinian. A unitary account of a self-organizing structure

Published Date: 26/06/2018

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The Phonology of Campidanian Sardinian presents a theoretical account of the phonological system of Southern Sardinian. In addition to a description of the rich variety of phonological facts of the language, a unitary framework is developed which is based on three existing theories: the Dependency-based approach to segmental structure, Metrical Prosody and Optimality Theory. Major revisions and extensions of the three theories are proposed which lead to a unitary account of an entire phonological system, from the segmental level to the higher prosodic constituents.

The phonological component of the grammar is argued to besubject to two conflicting and complementary requirements: Faithfulness to the underlying representation of lexical and phrasal inputs,and Wellformedness requirements on the outputs. The formerpreserves the interpretive task of phonology, while the latter aims at amaximum regularity and predictability of sound patterns. Conflict resolutions between Faithfulness and Wellformedness constraintsgive rise to a phonological system which allows for both distinctiveness and learnability.

As this book provides a description of an entire phonological system, as well as a theoretical account of the mental organization of sound patterns which underlies the observed phenomena, The Phonology of Campidanian Sardinian is of interest both for descriptive and theoretical phonologists.


Custu libru – iscritu totu in inglesu – est su resurtadu de una tesi de dotoradu de chirca (PhD) fata a pitzu de su sistema fonològicu de sa limba sarda meridionale, mescamente de su limbàgiu faeddadu in sa bidda de Sestu. Su traballu descriet in manera cumprida totu su sistema fonològicu e faghet una descritzione teòricade s’organizatzione mentale de sas tramas fonèticas chi sunt a sa base de sos fenòmenos annotados. Pro custu motivu, sa publicatzione est de interesse pro sos fonòlogos descritivos e teòricos puru.


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