The Segment in Phonetics and Phonology unravels exactly whatthe segment is and on what levels it exists, approaching the studyof the segment with theoretical, empirical, and methodologicalheterogeneity as its guiding principle.
- A deliberately eclectic approach to the study of the segmentthat investigates exactly what the segment is and on what level itexists
- Includes new research data from a diverse range of fields suchas experimental psycholinguistics, language acquisition, andmathematical theories of communication
- Represents the major theoretical models of phonology, includingArticulatory Phonology, Optimality Theory, Laboratory Phonology andGenerative Phonology
- Examines both well-studied languages like English, Chinese, andJapanese and under-studied languages such as Southern Sierra Miwok, P ri, and American Sign Language