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Sounds and Systems: Studies in Structure and Change A Festschrift for Theo Vennemann (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs, 141)

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Published by Walter de Gruyter .
Written in English


  • Historical & comparative linguistics,
  • Morphology,
  • Phonetics, phonology, prosody (speech),
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Grammar, Comparative and gener,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Phonology,
  • Language,
  • Phonetics & Phonics,
  • General,
  • Grammar, Comparative and general,
  • Linguistics

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Edition Notes

ContributionsDavid Restle (Editor), Dietmar Zaefferer (Editor), Theo Vennemann (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages484
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9017455M
ISBN 10311017569X
ISBN 109783110175691

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S.R. Anderson, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Phonology deals with sound structure in individual languages: the way distinctions in sound are used to differentiate linguistic items, and the ways in which the sound structure of the ‘same’ element varies as a function of the other sounds in its context.. Phonology and phonetics both involve sound in. a merely conventional system of sound symbols, that has seduced the popular mind into attributing to it an instinctive basis that it does not really possess. This is the well-known observation that under the stress of emotion, say of a sudden twinge of pain or of unbridled joy, we do involuntarily give utterance to sounds that the hearer interprets.   SOUNDS MEANING Semantics is the study of meaning expressed by elements of any language, characterizable as a symbolic system. It is the goal of linguistic semantics to describe the meaning of linguistic elements and to study the principles which allow (and exclude) the assignment of meaning to combinations of these elements. Sociology - the study of social structure and forces. Phonology - the study of linguistic sound systems. Phonetics - the study of linguistic sounds. (which represents a sound change) causes the meaning of the word to change. This is another example of an emic feature.

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Depending on modality, language structure can be based on systems of sounds (speech), gestures (sign languages), or graphic or tactile symbols (writing). The ways in which languages use sounds or signs to construct meaning are studied in phonology. Sounds as part of a linguistic system . Choose from hundreds of free courses or pay to earn a Course or Specialization Certificate. Explore our catalog of online degrees, certificates, Specializations, & MOOCs in data science, computer science, business, health, and dozens of other topics. The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul (Hangeul) in South Korea and Chosŏn'gŭl in North Korea, is a writing system for the Korean language created by King Sejong the Great in The letters for the five basic consonants reflect the shape of the speech organs used to pronounce them, and they are systematically modified to indicate phonetic features; similarly, the vowel letters are.   Observations on Phonology "One way to understand the subject matter of phonology is to contrast it with other fields within linguistics. A very brief explanation is that phonology is the study of sound structures in language, which is different from the study of sentence structures (), word structures (), or how languages change over time (historical linguistics).