English Prosodic Morphology: Morphology.- English Prosodic Morphology: Prosody.- The Patterns.- The Structure of Monosyllabic Truncated Names.- The Structure of Y-Hypocoristics.- The Structure of Clippings.- Constraint Interaction: Word Structure.- Constraint Interaction: Syllable Structure.- Constraint Interaction: Cluster Phonotactics.- Constraint Interaction: Segmental Changes.
Linguistic academics and speech therapists will find here the first modern book-length empirical study and theoretical account of English truncatory processes. On the basis of a corpus comprising some 3000 derivatives, the book provides a systematic investigation of the structural properties of six different patterns of English name truncation and word clipping. All patterns are shown to be unique in terms of the structural requirements that they impose on their outputs.
Comprehensive empirical analysis of the major truncatory patterns in English
Broad coverage of structural aspects (segmental, phonotactic, suprasegmental)
Critical evaluation of pertinent theories in light of the empirical facts
Systematic account of the variability within and between truncatory patterns