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Rhythmic And Structural Aspects Of The Masoretic Cantillation Of The Pentateuch, Emanuel Rubin Jan 1993

Rhythmic And Structural Aspects Of The Masoretic Cantillation Of The Pentateuch, Emanuel Rubin

Music & Dance Department Faculty Publication Series

This paper defines a new approach to understanding and transcribing Jewish cantillation based on the writings of the medieval Masoretes. It presents an analysis of the rhythmic and structural features at the core of the system of biblical cantillation in the Jewish liturgy, and asserts that those features,rather than specific melodies, are the principal factors to be taken into consideration in understanding the liturgical, semantic, and exegetical functions of cantillation.


The Uses Of Binary Thinking, Peter Elbow Jan 1993

The Uses Of Binary Thinking, Peter Elbow

English Department Faculty Publication Series

When thinkers encounter a contradiction they have traditionally tended to take one of three courses: to try to figure out which side is right; to figure out which side should be seen as hierarchially dominant; or to figure out or how to use a dialectic process synthesize them into a higher concept. In this essay I argue for the value of trying to learn to affirm both sides in all their contrariness.


Template Form In Prosodic Morphology, John J. Mccarthy Jan 1993

Template Form In Prosodic Morphology, John J. Mccarthy

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

A pre-OT analysis of the verbal templates in Akkadian and Arabic.


Generalized Alignment, John J. Mccarthy, Alan Prince Jan 1993

Generalized Alignment, John J. Mccarthy, Alan Prince

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

Structural relations between grammatical categories (here, morphological and phonological) are governed by a single family of constraints under Optimality Theory: these demand that one type of grammatical constituent share a designated edge with some other type of constituent. Evidence is considered from footing patterns, infixability, epenthesis, syllabification, and prosodic subcategorization.


Prosodic Morphology: Constraint Interaction And Satisfaction, John J. Mccarthy, Alan Prince Jan 1993

Prosodic Morphology: Constraint Interaction And Satisfaction, John J. Mccarthy, Alan Prince

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction; 2. Optimality Theory; 3. The Stratal Organization of Axininca Campa Morphology; 4. The Prosodic Phonology of Axininca Campa; 5. The Prosodic Morphology of Axininca Campa; 6. Comparison with Other Analyses of Axininca Campa Reduplication; 7. Prosody >> Morphology: Constraint Interaction in Prosodic Morphology; 8. Conclusion; Appendix: Stress and Velar Glide Loss; A.1. Word-level Phonology; A.2. Stress and Related Phenomena; A.3. Velar Glide Loss


A Case Of Surface Constraint Violation, John J. Mccarthy Jan 1993

A Case Of Surface Constraint Violation, John J. Mccarthy

Linguistics Department Faculty Publication Series

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