The Oxford Handbook of Historical Phonology

ISBN : 9780198814139

Patrick Honeybone; Joseph Salmons
816 ページ
170 x 244 mm
Oxford Handbooks

This book presents a comprehensive and critical overview of historical phonology as it stands today. Scholars from around the world consider and advance research in every aspect of the field. In doing so they demonstrate the continuing vitality and some continuing themes of one of the oldest sub-disciplines of linguistics. The book is divided into six parts. The first considers key current research questions, the early history of the field, and the structuralist context for work on segmental change. The second examines evidence and methods, including phonological reconstruction, typology, and computational and quantitative approaches. Part III looks at types of phonological change, including stress, tone, and morphophonological change. Part IV explores a series of controversial aspects within the field, including the effects of first language acquisition, the status of lexical diffusion and exceptionless change, and the role of individuals in innovation. Part V considers theoretical perspectives on phonological change, including those of evolutionary phonology and generative historical phonology. The final part examines sociolinguistic and exogenous factors in phonological change, including the study of change in real time, the role of second language acquisition, and loanword adaptation. The authors, who represent leading proponents of every theoretical perspective, consider phonological change over a wide range of the world's language families. The handbook is, in sum, a valuable resource for phonologists and historical linguists and a stimulating guide for their students.


Part I Introduction and Context
1 Patrick Honeybone and Joseph Salmons: Introduction: Key Questions for Historical Phonology
2 Robert W. Murray: The Early History of Historical Phonology
3 Joseph Salmons and Patrick Honeybone: Structuralist Historical Phonology: Systems in Segmental Change

Part II: Evidence and Methods in Historical Phonology
4 Anthony Fox: Phonological Reconstruction
5 Donka Minkova: Establishing Phonemic Contrast in Written Sources
6 J. Marshall Unger: Interpreting Diffuse Orthographies and Orthographic Change
7 Roger Lass: Interpreting Alphabetic Orthographies: Early Middle English Spelling
8 Martin Kummel: The Role of Typology in Historical Phonology
9 Brett Kessler: Computational and Quantitative Approaches to Historical Phonology
10 Andrew Wedel: Simulation as an Investigative Tool in Historical Phonology
11 Warren Maguire: Using Corpora of Recorded Speech for Historical Phonology
12 Matthew J. Gordon: Exploring Chain Shifts, Mergers, and Near-Mergers as Changes in Progress

Part III: Types of Phonological Change
13 Andras Cser: Basic Types of Phonological Change
14 David Fertig: Analogy and Morphophonological Change
15 Aditi Lahiri: Change in Word Prosody: Stress and Quantity
16 Martha Ratliff: Tonoexodus, Tonogenesis, and Tone Change
17 Laura Catharine Smith and Adam Ussishkin: The Role of Prosodic Templates in Diachrony

Part IV: Fundamental Controversies in Phonological Change
18 Paul Foulkes and Marilyn Vihman: First Language Acquisition and Phonological Change
19 Tobias Scheer: How Diachronic is Synchronic Grammar? Crazy Rules, Regularity, and Naturalness
20 Mark Hale, Madelyn Kissock, and Charles Reiss: An I-Language Approach to Phonologization and Lexification
21 Betty S. Phillips: Lexical Diffusion in Historical Phonology
22 Ricardo Bermudez-Otero: Amphichronic Explanation and the Life Cycle of Phonological Processes
23 Mark J. Jones: Individuals, Innovation, and Change
24 Alan C. L. Yu: The Role of Experimental Investigation in Understanding Sound Change

Part V: Theoretical Historical Phonology
25 Patricia J. Donegan and Geoffrey S. Nathan: Natural Phonology and Sound Change
26 Robert Mailhammer, David Restle, and Theo Vennemann: Preference Laws in Phonological Change
27 Joan Bybee: Articulatory Processing and Frequency of Use in Sound Change
28 Juliette Blevins: Evolutionary Phonology: A Holistic Approach to Sound Change Typology
29 B. Elan Dresher: Rule-based Generative Historical Phonology
30 Thomas Purnell and Eric Raimy: Distinctive Features, Levels of Representation, and Historical Phonology
31 D. Eric Holt: Historical Sound Change in Optimality Theory: Achievements and Challenges
32 Paul Kiparsky: Phonologization

Part VI: Sociolinguistic and Exogenous Factors in Historical Phonology
33 Alexandra D'Arcy: Variation, Transmission, Incrementation
34 David Bowie and Malcah Yaeger-Dror: Phonological Change in Real Time
35 Daniel Schreier: Historical Phonology and Koineization
36 Fred R. Eckman and Gregory K. Iverson: Second Language Acquisition and Phonological Change
37 Christian Uffmann: Loanword Adaptation



Patrick Honeybone is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh where his main interests are historical phonology, phonological theory, and northern English dialects. He has published articles in English Language and Linguistics, Lingua, Language Sciences, and a range of other journals. He is the main organizer of the annual Manchester Phonology Meeting.; Joseph Salmons is the Lester W.J. Smoky Seifert Professor of Germanic Linguistics. He is the author of A History of German, (OUP 2012), and serves as executive editor of Diachronica: International Journal of Historical Linguistics.