By Orrin W. Robinson
The writer addresses a couple of matters in German and normal phonology, utilizing a particular challenge in German phonology (the ach/ich alternation) as a springboard. those concerns contain in particular the naturalness, or lack thereof, of the prescriptive common in German, and the significance of colloquial pronunciations, in addition to old and dialect facts, for phonological analyses of the “standard” language. different very important themes comprise the phonetic and phonological prestige of German /r/, the phonetic and phonological illustration of palatals, the prestige of loanwords in phonological description, and, particularly as regards the latter, the usefulness of Optimality idea in shooting phonological facts.The publication addresses itself to students from the fields of German and Germanic linguistics, in addition to these involved extra in most cases with theoretical phonology (whether Lexical or Optimal). it may possibly even attract the orthoëpists and lexicographers of recent German.
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