The Phonology of Hungarian

The Phonology of Hungarian

eBook - 2000
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Oxford University Press
This book is the first comprehensive account of the phonology of Hungarian to appear in English. Hungarian (Magyar) is a Finno-Ugric language spoken by over thirteen million people in Central Europe. Péter Siptár and Miklós Törkenczy here place the emphasis on descriptive coverage rather than theoretical issues, therefore ensuring that the book will be of interest not only for phonology specialists, but also for a much wider audience interested inHungarian.
This is the first comprehensive account of the segmental phonology of Hungarian in English. Part I introduces the general features of the language. Part II examines its vowel and consonant systems, and its phonotactics (syllable structure constraints, transsyllabic constraints, and morpheme structure constraints). Part III describes the phonological processes that vowels, consonants, and syllables undergo and/or trigger. The authors provide a new analysis of vowelharmony as well as discussions of vowel length alternations, palatalization, voice assimilation, and processes targeting nasals and liquids. The final chapters cover processes conditioned by syllable structure, and briefly describe a selection of surface phenomena.This authoritative account of the sound pattern of this unique language will interest phonologists and advanced students throughout the world.

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2000
ISBN: 9780191519437
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 323 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Törkenczy, Miklós


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