Phonology I0 - Today Phonology I Welcome to Phonology!...

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1 Phonology I October 14, 2011 Today… Welcome to Phonology ! Variation in speech revisited Contrastive segments Welcome to Phonology! Phonetics is concerned with the physical properties of sounds. Phonology is concerned with the elements and principles that determine how sounds vary and pattern in language. Some Subfields Developmental phonology: how children learn the phonology of their native language Second language phonology: how people learn the phonology of a new language Comparative phonology: the sound systems of different languages and accents Historical phonology: the way sound systems change through time Intro to Phonology We’ve already said that a narrow transcription in phonetics is often the transcription of an utterance The exact shape of a word depends on a number of things: the shape of the vocal tract, speech rate, dialect, context The problem of variation in speech If the “exact shape” of a word can differ each time we say it… How do we recognize it as a single word?
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2 The problem of variation in speech Example: Speech rate This came up in our discussion of the English flap Compare: l ɛ t h əɹ l ɛ ɾ ɹ (Practice! What single word do these transcriptions represent?) | The problem of variation in speech
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course LING 101 taught by Professor Teddemen during the Fall '11 term at University of Alberta.

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Phonology I0 - Today Phonology I Welcome to Phonology!...

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