Current Approaches to Phonological Theory

by Daniel Dinnsen

Since the advent of generative phonology, linguists have turned their attention to elaborating or constraining the 'standard theory'. The present volume, the outgrowth of a conference held at Indiana University in the fall of 1977, engages in dialogue the leading proponents of some of the most stimulating current approaches to phonological theory and makes possible a serious and systematic comparison of their views. Some of the larger questions taken up in this volume are: What specific issues or problems have given rise to each new theoretical approach to force a depature from 'standard theory'? How do the new approaches differ from one another? What aspects of these differences are formal/empirical? Are there any bases for judging one theory or approach to be superior to another?


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