Introduction to Areal Phonetics (Phonetic Geography)


Irena Sawicka:
Arealinės fonetikos (fonetinės geografijos) įvadas.
Pietryčių Europos fonetinių problemų pagrindu.
(Introduction to Areal Phonetics (Phonetic Geography).
Based on phonetic problems of Southeast Europe.)

Translated into Lithuanian from Polish manuscript by Diana Šileikaitė.
Scientific editor: Axel Holvoet.
Artistic design by Giedrė Mikulskaitė.
Text layout by Audronė Stanislovaitienė.

Vilnius: Institute of the Lithuanian Language. 2007. 152 p.
ISBN: 978-9955-704-33-1.
The publication was supported by the Lithuanian Government, Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation.

To understand the language structure and get a deeper insight into its typological characteristics, knowledge about neighbouring languages is of major significance. Areal typology traced back to the 1920s is a relatively new linguistic remit. With recently increasing availability of empirical data, this linguistic field is gaining importance. The book presents an overview of problems in areal phonetics and provides an introduction to areal linguistics.

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