By Jose? Ignacio Hualde
This booklet is the 1st complete therapy of the phonological procedure of Basque to be had in English. Basque is a morphologically wealthy and reasonably typical language with a couple of lively phonological ideas which are constrained to sure morphological environments. additionally, it has a excessive measure of dialectical fragmentation. those features of Basque make this language a superb attempt floor to enquire the interplay of phonological ideas either with one another and with morphological procedures, which the writer does in the Lexical Phonology framework. the consequences of rule interplay on characteristic geometry are an incredible main issue - how phonological operations regulate underlying constructions and the way the constructions created by means of one phonological rule can function enter to different ideas. those results are tested in a examine of the really abnormal behaviour of Basque affricates. one other sector which calls for specific realization, and within which Basque dialects fluctuate extensively, is prosody. besides stress-accent platforms of other forms, Basque additionally possesses pitch-accent or constrained tonal structures in a few of its western dialects. This publication will be of curiosity to complicated scholars and academics of linguistics, specifically Romance linguistics and lexical phonology.
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