Understanding Phonology (Understanding Language 4th New edition)

Understanding Phonology (Understanding Language 4th New edition)

By: Haike Jacobs (author), Carlos Gussenhoven (author)Paperback

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Understanding Phonology, Fourth Edition provides a clear, accessible and broad introduction to Phonology. Introducing basic concepts, it provides a comprehensive account of phonological issues such as segmental contrasts; syllables and moras; quantity, tone, intonation and stress; feature geometry; and prosodic constituent structure. This new edition has been reorganized and revised with key features including: A brand new eResource at www.routledge.com/9781138961425, which contains a full answer key for all exercises, and audio recordings of illustrative examples; Illustrations in languages from all six continents and all major language families, including Arabic, Mandarin, Finnish, Zulu and Hawaiian; Over 140 exercises to test understanding, including new exercises involving larger data sets; Revised coverage of tone, stress and opacity in OT. Understanding Phonology is essential reading for students coming to this topic for the first time.

About Author

Carlos Gussenhoven is emeritus professor of general and experimental phonology at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. Haike Jacobs is professor of French linguistics at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.


1. Structures in languages 2. The production of speech 3. Some typology: sameness and difference 4. Making the form fit 5. Distinctive features 6. Describing places of articulation 7. Underlying and surface representations 8. Levels of representation 9. Between the segment and the syllable 10. Tones 11. Stress 12. Phonology above the word 13. Transparency and opacity with rules and constraints 14. Feature geometry

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138961425
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 288
  • ID: 9781138961425
  • weight: 431
  • ISBN10: 1138961426
  • edition: 4th New edition

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