The Sound Pattern of English

The Sound Pattern of English

By Noam Chomsky and Morris Halle

The theoretical issues raised in The Sound Pattern of English continue to be critical to current phonology, and in many instances the solutions proposed by Chomsky and Halle have yet to be improved upon.

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The theoretical issues raised in The Sound Pattern of English continue to be critical to current phonology, and in many instances the solutions proposed by Chomsky and Halle have yet to be improved upon.

Since this classic work in phonology was published in 1968, there has been no other book that gives as broad a view of the subject, combining generally applicable theoretical contributions with analysis of the details of a single language. The theoretical issues raised in The Sound Pattern of English continue to be critical to current phonology, and in many instances the solutions proposed by Chomsky and Halle have yet to be improved upon.

Hardcover

ISBN: 9780262031790 488 pp. | 7 in x 10 in

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$60.00 X | £47.00 ISBN: 9780262530972 488 pp. | 7 in x 10 in

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  • One of the great contributions to phonological theory in the history of linguistics... [it is] the most comprehensive and ambitious single statement on generative phonology.

    Kenneth C. Hill and Larry Nessly

    Linguistics

  • A book which no linguist can afford not to read and reread with great care.

    James D. McCawley

    International Journal of American Linguistics