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You are currently using the site but have requested a page in the site. Would you like to change to the site? Iggy Roca , Wyn Johnson. Wyn Johnson wrote her doctorate on the lexical phonology of French, and has been teaching phonology at the University of Essex since Roca and Johnson are to be congratulated on this accomplishment, to be sure, as these will be features that will appeal to students and instructors alike.

The presentation is logical and clear. Exercises are well chosen I have no doubt that A Course in Phonology will be, because of its depth and coverage and its attention to pedagogical concerns, the book of choice for many instructors of phonology. Beginning with the basic principles of phonological investigation, the text leads the reader through all major theoretical frameworks, up to and including Optimality Theory.

Professor Roca's experience as an educator is evident in both content and quality; constant self-checks ensure the active participation of the reader. Undetected location. NO YES. A Course in Phonology. Selected type: Paperback. Added to Your Shopping Cart. This is a dummy description. This textbook presupposes no knowledge of phonology or phonetics, and takes the learner step by step through the various stages and areas of the discipline without sacrificing rigor or breadth of coverage.

The extraordinary clarity of explanation by the authors make this book readily understood by anyone with a keen interest in phonology. He specializes in phonology and is the author of Generative Phonology and the editor of Derivations and Constraints in Phonology Table of contents Preface. Readings Logistics. Key to Symbols. Part I: Phonetics and Phonology:. How Are Sounds Made? The Production of Obstruents.

Introducing Phonology. Sonorant Consonants. Natural Classes of Sounds: Distinctive Features. Vowel Sounds: Cardinal Vowels. Phonological Processes Involving Vowel Features. The Vowels of English. The Timing Tier. The Great Vowel Shift.

Part II: Suprasegmental Structure:. The Syllable. Syllable Complexity: English Phonotactics. The Phenomenon of Stress: Rhythm. Metrical Principles and Parameters.

Syllable Weight. Further Metrical Machinery. Tonal Phonology. Modes of Rule Application. The Cycle. Rules and Derivations. Constraints: Optimality Theory. Looking Back and Moving On.

Index of Languages. Index of Names. Index of Subjects. Reviews "An outstanding didactic achievement likely to replace other publications in the area of introductory phonology An excellent introduction to the theory and practice of mainstream generative phonology and should be on the reading list of any course on this topic.

It has been written by people who are not only exceptionally good at doing linguistics, but also at teaching it.


A Course in Phonology

Access options available:. By Iggy Roca and Wyn Johnson. Oxford: Blackwell, While examples are taken from English for the most part, some phenomena are exemplified with data from other languages e.


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