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Gjert Kristoffersen (2000). The phonology of Norwegian. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. xvi+366.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 August 2002

Curt Rice
University of Tromsø


The phonology of Norwegian is the ninth book in the Oxford University Press series The Phonology of the World's Languages. With Kristoffersen's book, nearly half of this series is devoted to studies of Germanic languages, in which context his work supplements previous volumes on Dutch (Booij 1995), German (Wiese 1996) and English (Hammond 1999). The phonology of Norwegian fits comfortably into this series and the author has been successful in achieving his stated purpose of giving a thorough presentation of the phonological facts of Norwegian as well as offering analyses of many of those facts. The phonology of Norwegian can be seen as supplanting Kristoffersen (1991), the author's doctoral dissertation from the University of Tromsø, which has until this point arguably been the most comprehensive discussion of Norwegian phonology.

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