The collection presents fascinating insights and raises intriguing further questions ... This book will be of interest not only to a readership in historical linguistics or phonology, but also to researchers and students in other disciplines interested in sound change Krisztina Polgardi, Acta Linguistica Hungarica The aspiring diachronic phonologist will find many avenues here worthy of further pursuit, and the more seasoned scholar will be heartened by the new models of phonologisation that have emerged out of a synthesis between cutting-edge computational and experimental method. Bridget Samuels, Diachronica
About the Author
Alan C. L. Yu is Associate Professor of Linguistics and the College and the University of Chicago. He also directs the Phonology Laboratory and the Washo Documentation Project. His research focuses on phonological theory, phonetics, language typology, and language variation and change. He is the author of A Natural History of Infixation (2007, Oxford University Press) and co-editor of the Blackwell Handbook of Phonological Theory 2nd Edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011).