Unformatted text preview: /l/ and /r/ are different sounds in English but not in Korean Accents are the result of applying different phonological rules to one’s pronunciation. 4. Morphology - rules for possible word formation. In English, we often change parts of speech by adding suffixes; past tense is usually made by adding 'ed'. (How this ending is pronounced is a phonological rule) Un f***** believable! (there’s a rule for where you can add this, or ‘infix’ it) Record ing /record er (what can we add to a verb to make it a noun?) 5. Semantics - rules of meaning; which words mean what, and how is meaning determined? Think about vocabulary differences in different dialects of your language. 6. Pragmatics - Rules governing the social functions of language ('How are you?'). For example, when we say 'let's get together', what does it mean? When my husband wants to get off the phone, he says ‘Okay’ and then begins saying goodbye....
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- Summer '11
- Basic Linguistics Terminology, possible sentence formation