Download e-book for kindle: A Theory of Phonological Features by San Duanmu

By San Duanmu

ISBN-10: 019966496X

ISBN-13: 9780199664962

This e-book outlines a approach of phonological good points that's minimally enough to tell apart all consonants and vowels within the languages of the realm. The vast facts is drawn from datasets with a mixed overall of approximately a thousand sound inventories.

The interpretation of phonetic transcriptions from various languages is a long-standing challenge. during this e-book, San Duanmu proposes an answer that will depend on the suggestion of distinction: X and Y are varied sounds if and provided that they distinction in a few language. He specializes in an easy strategy to interpret empirical facts: for every phonetic measurement, all inventories are searched for you to make certain the maximal variety of contrasts required. moreover, each strange characteristic or additional measure of
contrast is re-examined to verify its validity. The ensuing function process is strangely uncomplicated: fewer good points are wanted than formerly proposed, and for every function, a two-way distinction is enough. however, the notion is trustworthy in that the inspiration of distinction is uncontroversial, the
procedure is particular, and the result's repeatable. The ebook additionally bargains dialogue of non-contrastive ameliorations among languages, sound periods, and complicated sounds reminiscent of affricates, consonant-glide devices, consonant-liquid devices, contour tones, pre-nasalized stops, clicks, ejectives, and implosives.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Theory of Phonological Features PDF

Similar linguistics books

Read e-book online The Rise of Historical Economics and Social Reform in PDF

This can be the 1st precise research of the concept, job, and impression of the German economist and social reformer Gustav Schmoller within the period of Bismarck. Tracing the connection that constructed among political economic system and social reform in the course of German industrialization, it explores Schmoller's vast and lasting effect at the improvement of the social sciences and welfare kingdom in Germany.

Read e-book online Language in Cognition: Language From Within Volume I: PDF

Language in Cognition argues that language relies at the human construal of fact. people confer with and quantify over digital entities with an analogous ease as they do over genuine entities: the average ontology of language, the writer argues, needs to as a result include either genuine and digital entities and events.

Download PDF by Seth Love,David Louis,David W Ellison: Greenfield's Neuropathology Eighth Edition 2-Volume Set

Greenfield's Neuropathology, the worlds prime neuropathology reference, offers an authoritative, accomplished account of the pathological findings in neurological illness, their organic foundation and their medical manifestations. This account is underpinned all through by means of a transparent description of the molecular and mobile methods and reactions which are suitable to the improvement, and common and irregular functioning of, the apprehensive procedure.

Download PDF by Marianne Hundt,Sandra Mollin,Simone E. Pfenninger: The Changing English Language: Psycholinguistic Perspectives

Bringing jointly specialists from either old linguistics and psychology, this quantity addresses middle components in language swap from the views of either fields. It explores the aptitude (and barriers) of such an interdisciplinary technique, protecting the next components: frequency, salience, chunking, priming, analogy, ambiguity and acquisition.

Additional info for A Theory of Phonological Features

Sample text

Download PDF sample

A Theory of Phonological Features by San Duanmu


by George
4.3

Rated 4.90 of 5 – based on 49 votes