Bad theory, wrong conclusions: M. Halle on Slavic accentuation

Twenty years ago (1983), I severely criticized Halle and Kiparsky’s review (1981) of Garde’s history of Slavic accentuation (1976). I concluded that Halle and Ki-parsky’s theoretical framework “rests upon an unwarranted 
Twenty years ago (1983), I severely criticized Halle and Kiparsky’s review (1981) of Garde’s history of Slavic accentuation (1976). I concluded that Halle and Ki-parsky’s theoretical framework “rests upon an unwarranted limitation of the available evidence, obscures the chronological perspective, and yields results which are partly not new and partly incorrect. It is harmful because it does not give the facts their proper due and thereby blocks the road to empirical study, giving a free hand to unrestrained speculation” (1983: 40). As Halle has recently returned to the subject (2001), it may be interesting to see if there has been some progress in his thinking over the last two decades. In the following I shall try to avoid repeating what I have said in my earlier discussion.
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Author:Frederik H. H. Kortlandt
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1156889
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/07
Year of first Publication:2003
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/07/07
SWD-Keyword:Phonologie
Note:
Korrigierte Version 
Source:http://www.kortlandt.nl/publications/art207e.pdf ; (in:) Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 30: Dutch contributions to the 13th international congress of slavists: Linguistics, 2003, S. 237-240
HeBIS PPN:264634411
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Linguistik
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