An Introduction to Phonology (Learning About Language)

An Introduction to Phonology (Learning About Language)

By: Francis Katamba (author)Paperback

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This book is an introduction to phonological theory placed within the framework of recent mainstream generative phonology. The book is divided into two main parts. The first introduces readers to basic concepts of articulatory phonetics, classical phonemics and standard generative phonology. The second part is devoted to phonological theory. The nature and organisation of phonological representations in nonlinear generative phonology is also explored.

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Preface Acknowledgements 1. Introduction to phonetics 2. The phoneme 3. Distinctive features. 4. Phonological representations 5. Phonological processes 6. Naturalness and strength 7. Interaction between rules 8. The abstractness of underlying representations 9. The syllable 10. Multi-tiered phonology 11. Stress and intonation 12. Phonology in the wider context Bibliography. Suggested answers to exercises. Language index. Subject index.

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  • publication date: 06/11/1989
  • ISBN13: 9780582291508
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780582291508
  • weight: 432
  • ISBN10: 058229150X

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