Analyzing Sound Patterns: An Introduction to Phonology by Long Peng

By Long Peng

Reading Sound styles is a transparent and concise advent to phonological phenomena, protecting a variety of concerns from segmental to suprasegmental difficulties and prosodic morphology. Assuming no previous wisdom of challenge fixing, this textbook exhibits scholars how one can research phonological issues of a spotlight on functional instruments, technique and step by step directions. it's geared toward undergraduate and starting graduate scholars and locations a tutorial specialise in constructing scholars' analytical skills. It contains large workouts of varied forms which interact scholars in interpreting and comparing competing analyses, and comprises scholars in various analytical initiatives. This textbook: • is designed round similar phonological difficulties and demonstrates how they're analyzed step-by-step • provides and compares competing money owed of exact difficulties, and discusses and evaluates the arguments that distinguish one research from one other • info how a vast array of sound styles are pointed out and analyzed.

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For your information, Appendix A provides a copy of instructions to the Reading response assignment we used. Instructors can request a sample student response directly from the author. In addition to discussion questions, we have prepared a series of ten questions that students can do quickly for each chapter. These questions take two main forms: (a) multiple-choice and (b) fill-in-the-blank. Multiple-choice questions take mostly the following format. They may focus on the existing data from the chapters or introduce additional data.

Without her encouragement and emotional and other support, I would have found it difficult to undertake and sustain this project. Introduction 1. Overview This is a textbook intended for an introductory course in phonology. The central goal of such a course, we believe, should be the development of students’ abilities to analyze sound patterns in natural languages, hence the title, Analyzing Sound Patterns. By “analytical abilities,” we mean roughly the abilities to: (a) observe, identify, and describe patterns in the data; (b) form hypotheses and construct analyses of the patterns; (c) compare and evaluate competing hypotheses and analyses; (d) develop and evaluate linguistic arguments; and (e) draw conclusions from the analyses and explore their implications.

Although OT represents a radical departure from DT, it is developed from and built upon many of the assumptions, claims, and conclusions of DT. For this reason, it is essential that students understand the derivational approaches and associated concepts, assumptions, and claims first. This understanding provides the background and lays the foundation for optimal-theoretic analyses in the second half of the book. 2. Suggestions for the instructor This textbook adopts a unit-and-chapter organization for three reasons.

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