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Chapter 10

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University of Toronto Scarborough
John Bassili

Chapter 10 LanguageThe Building Blocks of LanguageWhat are the elements that make up spoken language Language can be broken down into elements at several levelsEx the players talked to the fansThe building blocks of the language are made of letters and this is partly true because when we speaking the letters as building blocks we are speaking about the written languageNot everyone can read and write but everyone can speak we are focusing on speaking language the verbal languageSentenceThe players talked to the fansthis hierarchy consists of phrases the player words the player morphemes players and phonemes pleyarzPhonemes the building block of spoken languagethe smallest unit of sound in language and they are not words rather they are codes of how you pronounce the wordMorphemes when phonemes combined to a bigger unit they are the smallest unit of meaning in language ex Player has 3 morphemes and each has a meaning Words when morphemes comes together produce wordsPhrases when words are arranged in an order such as the player produce phrasesSentence when the phrases puts in an order with combining of other phrases produce the sentence ex the player talked to the fansPhonemesAre the smallest significant units of sound in languageLinguistics called phonemes bilabial plosivesBilabial means that there are both lips involved in producing the phonemes plosives refers to the fact of explosion when producing the sound ex P and b s dont involve plosivesP and b is different in one small characteristic in the case of p the voicing start o4 o5 seconds earlier then bAlveolar fricativesalveolar means when pronouncing s or z as we put our tongue up to the lips and fricatives means the friction sound such as s and z when a friction is producing that soundThe difference between s and z is that we when can feel the vocal cord of z when we pronouncing z it is voiced and s is not voiced It takes energy it starts with producing air pressure that send air out of my mouth which comes from ours lungs
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