Beyond Markedness in Formal Phonology
Edited by Bridget D. Samuels
In recent years, an increasing number of linguists have re-examined the question of whether markedness has explanatory power, or whether it is a phenomenon that begs explanation itself. This volume brings together a collection of articles with a broad range of critical viewpoints on the notion of markedness in phonological theory. The contributions span a variety of phonological frameworks and relate to morphosyntax, historical linguistics, neurolinguistics, biolinguistics, and language typology. This volume will be of particular interest to phonologists of both synchronic and diachronic persuasions and has strong implications for the architecture of grammar with respect to phonology and its interfaces with morphosyntax and phonetics.
Table of Contents
Table of contents
Bridget D. Samuels
Chapter 1. Markedness in substance-free and substance-dependent phonology
Chapter 2. Contrast is irrelevant in phonology: A simple account of Russian /v/ as /V/
Chapter 3. What are grammars made of?
Chapter 4. Consonant epenthesis and markedness
Bert Vaux and Bridget D. Samuels
Chapter 5. On silent markedness
Edoardo Cavirani and Marc van Oostendorp
Chapter 6. The phonetic salience of phonological head-dependent
structure in a modulated-carrier model of speech
Chapter 7. Markedness and formalising phonological representations
Chapter 8. Are there brain bases for phonological markedness?
Chapter 9. There is no place for markedness in biologically-informed phonology
Pedro Tiago Martins