Re: Stress and syllables
|From:||Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, February 22, 2000, 14:26|
Fredrik Ekman skrev:
>David Bell wrote:
>> While the "patterns" seem to make sense to me, I, unfortunately, have
>> no understanding of the theory behind them. I guess I'll have to
>> study more phonology.
>I will have to sympathize with David here. While the subject matter is
>extremely interesting, I feel at a loss to grasp the underlying concepts.
>Could anyone recommend a good text (which would not require a doctorate in
>linguistics to understand) on the subject of stress and syllable
>construction from a general point of view? Preferably one available on the
>Net or that could be found in most university libraries.
One book I have found really useful, concise, and easy to
read is a book called "An Introduction to Phonology" by
Francis Katamba (ISBN 0-582-29150-X). It is part of the
Learning About Language series. The book itself is not
those thick monsters you would normally encounter. For a
phonology book its quite thin (a little more than a
centimeter). Yet it has plenty of excercises (with answers
in the back) so that you can test your understanding.
Just my two cents.