Introducing Phonology

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 24, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 348 pages
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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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Contents

What is phonology?
1
Phonetic transcriptions
19
Allophonic relations
43
Underlying representations
67
Interacting processes
99
Feature theory
129
Doing an analysis
169
Phonological typology and naturalness
225
Abstractness and psychological reality
257
Nonlinear representations
301
Glossary
333
References
339
Index of languages
345
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David Odden is Professor in the Department of Linguistics, Ohio State University.

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