LIN100Y1 Lecture : Phonology I

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Analyzing how segments are stored in the brain. These sounds connecting to systematic phonetic variation. To find out what phonological knowledge is like. How sounds are stored/represented in the brain. How mental representation results in systematic phonetic variation. What the phonetic knowledge of human beings in general is like. English has a stop in its sound inventory. Italian has a stop in its sound inventory. Japanese has a stop in its sound inventory. Many many languages have a stop in their inventories. There haven"t been any counterexamples to this statement. Humans have a stop represented in the brain that underlies a group of stop sounds. Suprasegmentals: not all sounds pronounced in a language need to be stored in the brain of the speakers of the language. Nasalization does not result in changing the meaning of words www. notesolution. com. Furthermore, nasalized vowels occur in predictable contexts i. e. , adjacent to a nasal consonant.

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