The science or doctrine of the elementary sounds uttered by the human voice in speech, including the various distinctions, modifications, and combinations of tones; phonetics. Also, a treatise on sounds.
The study of the set of meaningless sounds and the rules by which we combine them to make words and sentences. go to glossary index
the sounds that combine to form language
the science of describing and analyzing the patterns of sound combinations of a language. Every language has its own unique pat-terns. For example, Spanish and English both have the sounds /s/ as in sand, /p/ as in pan, and /l/ as in land. English can put all three sounds together in a single syllable, for example, in the words splice or splash, but Spanish cannot combine the three sounds. On the other hand, Polish and English both have the sounds d as in dine and v as in vine; English can-not combine them in that order in a single syllable, but Polish can, as in the word dva (two).
The study of the systematic distribution of phonemes (linguistic sounds). ( Crystal, 1987)
The study of the sounds of a particular language ("an expert in the phonology of Welsh"), or of a sub-group of the population ("child phonology").
The rules in a language that govern the sequence in which phonemes can be arranged.
Phonology is the study of the sounds in a language, both the study of phonemes (those sounds that have a significance in a language) and phonetics (how we make and hear those sounds). Question: Can new phonemes enter the language? Consider the sharp intake of breath represented by the word "gasp" discussed in the question under "Morphology" above. The gasping sound is not even considered a phoneme in English, although it is used in Scandinavian languages. All the phonemes in English are "egressive" with the air being pushed out of our lungs. The sound when we gasp is "ingressive" as we suck in air. Especially now, in a period of unprecedented international communication, it seems possible and even likely that new phonemes will enter the English language. And, of course, if it is possible that new phonemes enter the language, the retroflex "d" and pronounced glottal stop in "doh!" will be among the first to be acknowledged as authentic English phonemes. What do you think
The part of linguistics that deals with systems of sounds especially in a particular language.
the study of the sound system in a language and the basis for determining the correspondence between sounds and their graphic representation (i.e., letters).
"The component of language concerned with governing the structure and sequence of speech sounds" (Berk, 2003 p.354).
the branch of linguistics which studies the sound systems of languages. Phonological rules describe the patterns of sounds used distinctively in a language, and phonologists are interested in the question of what constitutes a possible sound system for a natural language.
The area of linguistics that studies the sound systems of particular languages is phonology, and is contrasted with phonetics. See Chapter from Inside Languag
The sound system of language, including the speech sounds, speech patterns, and rules that applies to those sounds.
The science of speech sounds, including phonetics and phonemics.
Speech is the most typical form of language, and in order to understand speech, a ESL learner must be able to clearly hear, distinguish, and categorize the phonemes within spoken language. A ESL learner who is unable to distinguish between similar phonemes may develop difficulties with comprehension.
The study of the sound system of a language - its phonemes, stress and intonation.
The study of sounds used in speech.
study of speech sounds.
Phonology is the study of the sound structure and their meanings in language.
The study of the sound system of a particular language.
a study of the sounds in any language
the aspect of language that concerns the speech sounds and the rules for sequencing and distributing them
Study of the sounds in a language and how they are used.
The set of rules for sound production.
The system or science of speech sounds in a language, focusing especially on the history and theory of sound changes.
The systematic study of the sounds of language.
the study of the production of sounds.
the study of the sounds that compose languages. (328)
Phonology is the study of the systems of sounds and sound combinations in language.
The system or pattern of speech sounds used in a particular language.
Sound structure of a language: phonemes and their arrangements in words. Dialects often differ in phonology.
Fundamental sound units and combinations of units in a given language.
Phonology (Greek Ï†Ï‰Î½Î® = voice/sound and Î»ÏŒÎ³Î¿Ï‚ = word, speech, subject of discussion), is a subfield of linguistics which studies the sound system of a specific language (or languages). Whereas phonetics is about the physical production and perception of the sounds of speech, phonology describes the way sounds function within a given language or across languages.