This accessible textbook provides a clear and practical introduction to phonology, the study of sound patterns in language. Designed for undergraduates with only a basic knowledge of linguistics, it teaches in a step-by-step fashion the logical techniques of phonological analysis and the fundamental theories that underpin it. Providing a solid foundation in both the theory and practice of phonology, it is set to become the leading text for any introductory course, and will be invaluable to all students beginning to study the discipline.
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abstract affricate alternations alveolar alveopalatal analysis appears apply aspirated assimilation assume autosegmental Bantu become cluster consonantal constriction context contrast coronal dala defined derive devoicing dissimilation distinction English epenthesis examples explain final flap floating tone following rule frequency fricative front vowels glide formation glottal glottis H tone high vowels hypothesis Kimatuumbi labial language long vowel low vowels masc mid vowels morpheme nasal nasal consonant neutralization noun obstruent palatalization pharyngeal phonetic phonological rules place of articulation plural preceding predicted prefix problem pronounced pronunciation properties retroflex retroflex consonants root round vowel schwa second vowel segments sequence simple singular sonant sonorant sounds specific stem stop stress suffix surface form syllable symbols tense theory tion tongue transcription undergo underlying form underlying representations underlyingly unrounded unstressed uvular variant velar velar consonants verb versus vocal folds vocal tract voiced consonants vowel deletion vowel harmony word Yawelmani