Phonology12 - Chapter 6 Phonology What is Phonology? What...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 6 Phonology What is Phonology? What is Phonology? Phonology is the study of the sound system of language What is Phonology? Phonology is the study of the sound system of language Why sound system? Why not just sound? What is Phonology? Phonology is the study of the sound system of language Why sound system? Why not just sound? Well, because we have another area, phonetics, that studies sound in general What is Phonology? Phonology is the study of the sound system of language Why sound system? Why not just sound? Well, because we have another area, Phonetics , that studies sound in general Phonology studies those sounds that are meaningful in language- that make it possible for us to produce meaningful words The Vocal Tract Part of studying phonology is understanding and describing how particular sounds are produced The Vocal Tract Part of studying phonology is understanding and describing how particular sounds are produced To do so, we need to know some of the anatomy of where sounds come from The Vocal Tract Part of studying phonology is understanding and describing how particular sounds are produced To do so, we need to know some of the anatomy of where sounds come from Where does sound come from? The Vocal Tract Part of studying phonology is understanding and describing how particular sounds are produced To do so, we need to know some of the anatomy of where sounds come from Where does sound come from? It comes from our vocal tract To produce sounds, we blow air through our vocal tract and out of our mouths- To produce sounds, we blow air through our vocal tract and out of our mouths- How we make different sounds will depend on how we affect that air as it passes through our vocal tract- we will see more about this later What parts of our anatomy constitute our vocal tract? Well, working from the inside down, lets begin with the lips Well, working from the inside down, lets begin with the lips Going back a little, we have the teeth Well, working from the inside down, lets begin with the lips Going back a little, we have the teeth We also have the tongue Well, working from the inside down, lets begin with the lips Going back a little, we have the teeth We also have the tongue Behind the teeth, at the top, there isa ridge that goes back toward the top of the mouth- this is the alveolar ridge Going back further, there is a bony dome on the way to roof of the mouth- this is called the palate Going back further, there is a bony dome on the way to roof of the mouth- this is called the palate Further up, the roof of the mouth gets soft- this part is called the velum Going back further, there is a bony dome on the way to roof of the mouth- this is called the palate Further up, the roof of the mouth gets soft- this part is called the velum Going back, there is a dangling appendage at the back of the mouth- this is the uvula We also have the pharynx back there- it is the back wall of the throat behind the tongue...
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2011 for the course LING 102 taught by Professor Saft,s during the Spring '08 term at University of Hawaii - Hilo.

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Phonology12 - Chapter 6 Phonology What is Phonology? What...

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