LING304 Notes 1-31

LING304 Notes 1-31 - Phonological Analysis Notes 1/31/2008...

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Phonological Analysis Notes 1/31/2008 Our textbook is talking about generative phonology. She was contrasting it with usage-based phonology. We are focusing on generative phonology, but it can help to know other ways as well. Phonology is not an exact science, so there is no one correct way to do it. There are multiple models of phonology because they are concerned with different questions. One of these is "what is a possible language?" which is generative based, and what is probable, which is usage-based. Changes in general structure can happen rapidly, but changes in phonology can take a very long time and only result from evolution, major contact with a new language, and the like. Thus, labiodental stops may not be used in a real language for a long time to come. One of the key things about generative model is that everyone has one fixed pronunciation for each item. Thus, usage based was used as the answer for 2 and 3 on the worksheet today. An adult, proficient language user, associates different
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course LING 304 taught by Professor Carolinesmith during the Spring '08 term at New Mexico.

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LING304 Notes 1-31 - Phonological Analysis Notes 1/31/2008...

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