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Fonologia, fonologias: uma introducao (2017) [Phonology, Phonologies: An Introduction, edited by Dermeval da Hora and Carmen Lucia Matzenauer, comprises studies on Phonological Theories. The work is dedicated to Gisela Collischonn (in memoriam), admirable phonologist, who so prematurely left us. In the Introduction the editors promise to take the reader to the "world of sounds", understood both as the substance of human languages as well as a unit of their respective grammar. The eleven chapters that make up the book are structured around six questions (1):

1. What is--Phonology (2)?

2. What does--Phonology study?

3. How to analyze linguistic phenomena using--Phonology?

4. Could you give me an example?

5. What are the main research lines?

6. What should I read to know more?

In the first chapter, "Fonologia Estruturalista" [Structuralist Phonology], by Juliene Pedrosa and Rubens Lucena, the Saussurean concept of langue is seen as a foundation for later formalizations of phonological theories. Specifically, regarding Structuralist Phonology, the authors introduce the founding theorists and the fundamental aspects of the study of a language. When analyzing phenomena of the language, the authorsrefer especially to Brazilian linguist Joaquim Mattoso Camara Jr. and, consequently, bring as examples phenomena involving consonant and vowel sounds of Portuguese.

The second chapter, "Fonologia Gerativa" [Generative Phonology], by Seung Hwa Lee, starts with a presentation of the main theoretical assumptions of Generative Phonology (a branch of Generative Grammar). In it, the author discusses topics such as 1) the major theorists in the field of Generative Phonology, 2) the definition of what it is and 3) the scope of its study. The author emphasizes the main objective of the theory (to make explicit the linguistic knowledge/faculty of the speaker-listener of each language) as well as its product (the construction of a phonological grammar of a language that could describe the phonological knowledge of the speaker-listener of that language in terms of the system of rules). In order to exemplify a linguistic phenomenon in the light of the theory, Lee discusses the idea and the rules involving a conspiracy process, by using the sound alternations of Portuguese archiphoneme /S/. Finally, there is a systematic elaboration on Generative Phonology. Therefore, the chapter is a valuable contribution towards the description and explanation of the phonological knowledge of the speaker/listener.

The third chapter, "Teoria dos Tracos" [Distinctive Features Theory], was produced in partnership between Carmen Lucia Matzenauer and Ana Ruth Moresco Miranda. The authors initially provide a historical overview of theory and subsequently (in a very objective and clear way) familiarize the reader with the minimum units forming the internal structure of segments as well as the two approaches to features: i) attributes of segments, and ii) autosegments. It should be emphasized that such perspectives are originally linked to different theoretical models, the first referring to the Classical Generative Model, the second to the Autosegmental Model. By fulfilling data produced by Brazilian children, the authors offer examples that illustrate the dynamics of the phonological grammar of Brazilian Portuguese. It is finally stressed that distinctive features have an important descriptive and explanatory power. Hence the importance of theoretical knowledge for the advancement of studies of the phonological component of linguistic systems. Carefully written and reader-friendly, this chapter harmonizes the transition from linear to nonlinear models, (3) which will be fully approached in the five chapters following it.

The fourth chapter, by Dermeval da Hora and Ana Vogeley, introduces "Fonologia Autossegmental" [Autosegmental Phonology]. This nonlinear approach provides the basics for a multidimensional understanding of phonological processes. The way the reader can benefit from the descriptions, with multi-layered arrangements of phonological representations with respect to the suprasegmental aspects, for example, is remarkable. Thus, the authors devote a part of the chapter to prosodic phenomena. Although Autosegmental Phonology is considered a theory and not just a descriptive model, it is important to understand its mode of representation (tree diagrams), the conditions under which phonological rules and processes are established, and the principles of its functioning. The authors, then, assign another part of the chapter also to these topics. Finally, the coordination of the components of the articulatory apparatus during the production of sounds in speech is dealt with using data extracted from Portuguese.

The fifth chapter, "Teoria Lexical" [Lexical Theory], written by Leda Bisol, addresses phonological theory concerning words as regards to two types of components, i) the lexical component and ii) the postlexical component. This theory, which is grounded on generative models of analysis, integrates phonology and morphology in the lexical component. Therefore, prosodic entities, the syllable, enunciation, the processes of word formation and the elements of a word are examined in a singular way. The author also highlights the key aspects of lexical theory, the ordering of rules and their effect on the serial model. Finally, there is a cyclical analysis of a Portuguese word composed by a root and a thematic vowel.

The sixth chapter, "Fonologia Metrica" [Metrical Phonology], by Jose Magalhaes and Elisa Battisti, is aimed at the organization and formalization of relations of prominence (ranging from the smallest, such as the syllable, to larger ones, such as clauses) in the phonological domain). Although Metrical Phonology studies the system of relative prominence of a language as a whole or in terms of its accentual pattern, some theoretical assumptions, objects and processes of investigation are given special attention. For example, the formation of a structure with binary components by means of relative prominence hierarchically organized is one of the issues of application of the theory. In order to exemplify the models of analysis described in the chapter, the authors work with Latin, Portuguese and other natural languages.

The seventh chapter, "Fonologia Prosodica" [Prosodic Phonology], by Luciani Tenani, highlights the interface between Phonology and other components of grammar. The author points out that Prosodic Phonology stands as a formal theory about prosodic structures, which can be defined by the identification of information on the syntactic or morphological qualities which are relevant to characterize the domains of application of phonological rules. After showing that there can be no necessary isomorphism among the constituents, the author calls attention to the plurality of proposals for prosodic hierarchies. Regardless of the various proposals, it is possible to adopt a set of procedures for analysis in the light of Prosodic Phonology. By using data drawn from Portuguese, the author exemplifies such procedures and reflects especially on accentual shock in the language.

The eighth chapter, written by Ubirata Kickhofel Alves, deals with "Teoria da Silaba" [The Syllable Theory]. The chapter begins with a discussion of the challenge of characterizing the syllable. The author extends the difficulty to the representational level, to the formal mechanisms of analysis of the syllabication process in a language as well as to universal constraints on syllabication. Specifically, in relation to the representational structure in Syllable Theory, three sets of proposals are presented for its characterization: i) the autosegmental structure, ii) the tree-diagram structure and iii) the moraic structure. Linguistic phenomena can be analysed by adopting more than one approach. Some analyses may be carried out, for example, taking a rule-based approach, or a syllabic-model approach or a constraint-based approach. It should be emphasized that, in addition to the different approaches, it is necessary to consider the distribution segments into the syllable, following universal principles of syllabification. A set of principles is presented in the chapter. Finally, the author points out that studies that look into the syllabic structure of the system are still an inexhaustible source of investigation. This chapter also marks the end of the section on non-linear theories in the book, which now turn to the model created in the 1990s: Teoria da Otim(al)idade. [Optim(al)ity Theory].

In the ninth chapter, entitled "Teoria da Otimidade" [Optimality Theory], by Luiz Carlos Schwindt and Gisela Collischonn, the theory that had a major impact especially on phonological studies is introduced. According to the authors, this theory can be considered a development of the Generative Theory, in terms of formal descriptions and the search for universals. However, a methodological differentiation can be noticed when it is compared to the generative models that preceded it. From the beginning of the chapter, the authors fulfil examples to initially elucidate the theory. The first example is within the scope of the syllabic structure of Portuguese. As the analysis of the syllabic structure is prioritized in this chapter, the essential properties of the phonological model are highlighted. It is important to emphasize that the task of the Optimality Theory is to promote the mapping of linguistic forms which have been effectively realized together with their underlying forms. Undoubtedly, the theory brings advances to phonological analysis, but there are problems, too. At the end of the chapter, the authors reflect on some of these problems.

The tenth chapter, "Teoria de Exemplares" [Exemplar Theory], written by Thai's Cristofaro Silva and Christina Abreu Gomes, introduces a representational model formulated, a priori, for the study of visual perception and categorization in the realm of Psychology. According to the authors, three aspects are within the scope of Exemplar Theory: i) phonetic detail, ii) the effects of frequency on mental representations, and iii) emergence and grammatical management of abstract representations. Experimental methodologies are grounded on the expectation of presenting empirical evidence so as to corroborate tendencies of generalization in abstract grammatical representations. In the context of the phenomenological analysis there is the examination of the effects of frequency and lexical similarity by means of research into the corpora of the language under study.

The eleventh and last chapter, "Fonologia de Laboratorio" [Laboratory Phonology], by Eleonora Cavalcante Albano, addresses a methodological position which can be applicable to any phonological theory. It is considered that the association between Phonetics and Phonology should be sufficiently clear to support experimental hypotheses. The method, which was developed at LabPhon Association (4), is intended for the scientific study of the elements of a spoken or signed language as well as of its organization, grammatical function and role in communication. According to the author, in this respect, the method shares the same objects of traditional Phonology (in terms of its system and phonic processes), but in a more particular way. Thus, phonetic detail plays an essential part in shedding new light on the the nature of phonic contrasts, for example.

Fonologia, Fonologias: uma Introducao (2017) fulfills its promise to offer the theoretical tools for the reflection on the phonological components of languages (especially Portuguese), as it describes the main phonological theories. Moreover, the book stands as a broad and dense study that allows for the understanding of phonological theories and methods, fostering debates and further developments. With the contribution of renowned Brazilian scholars and researchers, the book is readerfriendly from beginning to end, objectively offering more than the answers to the six questions around which its chapters are organised. Theoretical frameworks, issues and results are gathered together in this useful work, which certainly leads the reader to the "world of sounds."

CNPq (Grant 407836/2017-9)

CANGEMI, A. Um passo a passo para estudos linguisticos em teorias fonologicas. Alfa, Sao Paulo, v.63, n.1, p.219-223, 2019.


CHOMSKY, N. The sound pattern of English. New York : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968.

GOLDSMITH, J. (ed.) Phonological theory: the essential readings. Malden: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.

HORA, D.; MATZENAUER, C. Fonologia, fonologias: uma introducao. Sao Paulo: Contexto, 2017.

NESPOR, M.; VOGEL, I. Prosodic Phonology. Dordrecht: Foris Publications, 2007. Obra original de 1986.

SELKIRK, E. Phonology and syntax. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1984.

Received on 28 February, 2018 Approved on 06 August, 2018

Ana Carolina CANGEMI *

* Sao Paulo State University (Unesp), School of Humanities and Sciences, Araraquara--Sao Paulo--Brazil. Professor of the Department of Linguistics. ORCID: 0000-0001-5395-9862

(1) Also including notes and references pertaining to each chapter.

(2) The underscored blank spaces preceding "Phonology" indicate the type of Phonology dealt with in the chapters, for example, Generative Phonology, Lexical Phonology, Prosodic Phonology, and so forth.

(3) The theoretical models of linguistic phonology are commonly divided into two groups: i) linear models (CHOMSKY, 1968) and ii) nonlinear models (SELKIRK, 1984; NESPOR;VOGEL, 2007; GOLDSMITH, 1999). Linear models regard speech as a linear combination of segments or distinctive features, that is, there is a one-to-one relationship between the segments and the matrices of feature values. Nonlinear models understand the phonology of a language as an organization in layers (hers). In this model, the one-to-one relationship is reviewed. Features can extrapolate (or not) a segment and they can also be linked to more than one unit, function alone or in association with them.

(4) From Access on: 27 Feb. 2018.


Agonism, p. 87

Antagonism, p. 87

Appraisal, p. 87

Brazilian Portuguese, p. 67

Cognition, p. 39

Comic strips, p. 119

Corruption, p. 87

Cronicas de Indias, p. 39

Curriculum, p. 189

Erasure, p. 141

Errors, p. 141

Fiction, p. 119

Gender, p. 161

History of Spanish lexicon, p. 39

Humor, p. 119

Imagination/fiction/fantasy, p. 39

Interaction, p. 141

Language acquisition, p. 119

Languages in contact, p. 39

Lexical coverage, p. 67

Lexical selection, p. 161

Lexis, p. 67

Media, p. 87

NLP dictionary, p. 67

Papiamentu, p. 11

PCN, p. 161

Pedagogical discourse, p. 161

Phonetics, p. 189

Phonology, p. 189

Political, p. 87

Popular newspapers, p. 67

Portuguese Language Teaching, p. 189

Relations of co-occurrences, p. 161

School Education, p. 189

School manuscript, p. 141

Sephardic Jews, p. 11

Sexuality, p. 161

Social and linguistic role, p. 11

Stereotype and semantic prototype, p. 39

Vocabulary, p. 67

Word recognition, p. 67


ALENCAR, C. N. de, p. 87

ARAUJO, G. A. de, p. 11

BANDEIRA, M., p. 11

CANGEMI, A. C., p. 9a

FELIPETO, S. C. S., p. 141

FINATTO, M. J. B., p. 67

FREITAS, S., p. 11

GATTI, M. A., p. 119

GOMES, E. P. M., p. 87

GONZALEZ, C. G., p. 161

LAPORTE, E., p. 67

MIRANDA POZA, J. A., p. 39

RODRIGUES, S. G. C., p. 189

SA, C. M., p. 189

VALE, O. A., p. 67

VIEIRA, V. C., p. 161


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ALFA--Revista de Linguistica the linguistics journal of the Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), sponsored by the Research Provost, publishes papers authored by professors, researchers, and PhD students in co-authorship with professors and researchers from national and international institutions of learning, teaching and research. Maximum number of co-authors should be 3. Regular issues are organized in a "continuous flow" system, and special issues are edited according to the organizers' convenience. The journal publishes papers, book reviews, interviews and translations with a substantial contribution to any of the various branches of Linguistics.

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AUTHIER-REVUZ, J. Palavras incertas: as nao coincidencias do dizer. Traducao de Claudia Pfeiffer et al. Campinas: Ed. da UNICAMP, 1998. CORACINI, M. J.; BERTOLDO, E. S. (Org.). O desejo da teoria e a contingencia da pratica. Campinas: Mercado das Letras, 2003.

LUCHESI, D. Sistema, mudanca e linguagem: um percurso na historia da linguistica moderna. Sao Paulo: Parabola Editorial, 2004.

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PECHEUX, M. Ler o arquivo hoje. In: ORLANDI, E. P. (Org.). Gestos de leitura: da historia no discurso. Traducao de Maria das Gracas Lopes Morin do Amaral. Campinas: Ed. da UNICAMP, 1994. p.15-50.

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BITENCOURT, C. M. F. Patria, civilizacao e trabalho: o ensino nas escolas paulista (1917-1939). 1998. 256 f. Dissertacao (Mestrado em Historia)--Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciencias Humanas, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, 1998.

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SCLIAR-CABRAL, L.; RODRIGUES, B. B. Discrepancias entre a pontuacao e as pausas. Cadernos de Estudos Linguisticos, Campinas, n. 26, p. 63-77, 1994.

Online papers

SOUZA, F. C. Formacao de bibliotecarios para uma sociedade livre. Revista de Biblioteconomia e Ciencia da Informacao, Florianopolis, n.11, p. 1-13, jun. 2001. Disponivel em: <...> Acesso em: 30 jun. 2001.

Newspaper articles

BURKE, P. Misturando os idiomas. Folha de S. Paulo, Sao Paulo, 13 abr. 2003. Mais!, p.3.

EDITORA plagiou traducoes de classicos. Folha de S. Paulo, Sao Paulo, 4 nov. 2007. Ilustrada, p. 6.

Online publications

UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL PAULISTA. Coordenadoria Geral de Bibliotecas. Grupo de Trabalho Normalizacao Documentaria da UNESP. Normalizacao Documentaria para a producao cientifica da UNESP: normas para apresentacao de referencias. Sao Paulo, 2003. Disponivel em: <...>. Acesso em: 15 jul. 2004.

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MARIN, A. J. Educacao continuada. In: CONGRESSO ESTADUAL

PAULISTA SOBRE FORMACAO DE EDUCADORES, 1., 1990. Anais ... Sao Paulo: UNESP, 1990. p. 114-118.


Macunaima. Direcao (roteiro e adaptacao) de Joaquim Pedro de Andrade. Filmes do Serro/Grupo Filmes/Condor Filmes. Brasil: 1969. Rio de Janeiro: Videofilmes, 1969. Versao restaurada digitalmente, 2004. 1 DVD (105 minutos), color.

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ALMEIDA JUNIOR. Caipira picando fumo. 1893. Oleo sobre tela. 17 cm X 23,5 cm. Pintura pertencente ao acervo da Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo.

PICASSO, Pablo. [Sem titulo]. [1948]. 1 gravura. Disponivel em: <http://belgaleria.>. Acesso em 19 ago. 2015.

Music CDs (as a unit or tracks)

CALAZANS, T Teca Calazans canta Villa Lobos. Rio de Janeiro: Kuarup Discos, 1999. 1 CD.

CALAZANS, T. Modinha. In: CALAZANS, T Teca Calazans canta Villa Lobos. Rio de Janeiro: Kuarup Discos, 1999. 1 CD.

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Page format is as follows: paper size: A4 (21.0x 29.7 cm); left and top margins 3.0 cm, right and lower 2.0 cm; minimum length of 4 and maximum of 8 pages, including bibliographic references and annexes and/or appendices; indentation: 1.25 cm to mark the beginning of the paragraph; spacing: 1.5.

3.3.9. Translation format

Translated articles are subjected to a peer review process, to decide on the opportunity and the convenience of their publication. They should follow the article format, where applicable. In the second line below the name of the author of the translated text, right-aligned, the name(s) of the translator(s) should appear in the following format: "Translated by [name(s) of the translator(s)]", with an asterisk referring to a footnote with the following information: full name and acronym of the institution to which the translator(s) belong; city; state; country; zip code; email. The translated text must be accompanied with a written authorization of the publisher responsible for the original publication.

3.3.10. Interview format

Interviews are subjected to a peer review process, which decides on the opportunity and the convenience of its publication. The format of the interview is the same required for articles, but the title should contain, besides the general theme, the expression "Interview with [interviewee name]", without emphasis, with an asterisk referring to a footnote containing a brief review of the biography of the interviewee, which clearly demonstrates her/his scientific relevance. The author(s) of the interview should follow, according to the rules established for articles.

3.3.11. English version

The author(s) of paper accepted for publication in Portuguese, French, Spanish or Italian must provide the English version of the text until the deadline shown in the e-mail notification of acceptance. The standards for citation of authors in the text and the references of the English version are the same as the ones in Portuguese. Alfa appoints reviewers to evaluate the English version of the article. The review is restricted to checking the quality of translation, i. e. adequation to the standard norms of English usage for research papers.

In case there are citations of works with an English-language edition, this edition should be used both in the text and in the references. In case there is no English edition, the quoted text should be translated into English, and the text in the original language of the edition used must be included in a footnote.

If the text contains figures scanned from advertisements in newspapers, magazines or similar midia, in Portuguese or another language, the English version of the text must be included in a footnote.

When the text contains examples the understanding of which involves the need to clarify morphosyntactic features, a literal version of them in gloss should be included, followed by the common English translation in single quotation marks. Example:

(1) isso signific-a um aument-o de vencimento-s (D2-SP-360) this mean-IND.PRS.3.SG a.M raise-NMLZ of salary-PL 'this means a raise in salary.'

Conventions for the glosses: The Leipzig Glossing Rules: conventionsfor interlinear morpheme-by-morpheme glosses, edited by the Department of Linguistics of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Bernard Comrie, Martin Haspelmath) and the Department of Linguistics at the University of Leipzig (Balthasar Bickel); available in resources/glossing-rules.php.

3.3.12. Copyright transfer--publication authorization

Following acceptance of the paper, the AUTHOR AGREES PROMPTLY TO ASSIGN COPYRIGHT to UNESP, which is granted permission to reproduce it and publish it in the journal. The terms "reproduce" and "publish" are understood according to their definitions in the Sections VI and I, respectively, of the Article 5 of the Law 9610/98. The PAPER is permanently available to be used in both print and electronic media, and readers have FREE-OF-CHARGE ACCESS through the Internet to read, download, copy, or print the FULL TEXTS of the PAPERS. This publication authorization is permanent, and UNESP is responsible for keeping the identification of the PAPER AUTHOR(S).

3.3.13. Privacy Policy

All names and addresses appearing in Alfa are used exclusively for the stated purposes of the journal and will not be made available for other purposes or to third parties.
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Author:Cangemi, Ana Carolina
Publication:Alfa: Revista de Linguistica
Article Type:Resena de libro
Date:Jan 1, 2019

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