A Case Study in Diachronic Phonology is the first large scale application of Henning Andersen's theory of language and language change - a theory built on both C.S. Pierce's semiotic conceptual apparatus and the structural linguistics of Roman Jakobson, including his particular theory of distinctive features. In implementing the above framework consistently in this book, Bjarke Frellesvig provides a possible explanation and understanding of both the origin and the specific course of the so-called onbin sound changes in Japanese, revealing relevant and interesting features of a subject hitherto not well understood.
Author: Bjarke Frellesvig
Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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