Introductory Phonology, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Accessible, succinct, and including numerous student-friendly features, this introductory textbook offers an exceptional foundation to the field for those who are coming to it for the first time. * Provides an ideal first course book in phonology, written by a renowned phonologist * Developed and tested in the classroom through years of experience and use * Emphasizes analysis of phonological data, placing this in its scientific context, and explains the relevant methodology * Guides students through the larger questions of what phonological patterns reveal about language * Includes numerous course-friendly features, including multi-part exercises and annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: Phonetics, phonology
  • ISBN: 9781405184113

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Dry but clear, this book is a solid survey of <em>Sound Patterns of English</em>-style phonology. In addition to the rules-and-features material that you would expect, Hayes devotes space to syllabification, tone, and semi-productive processes. There a few exercises at the end of each chapter. This would be a suitable textbook for an introductory phonology class.

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I was drawn to this book after I found 2 pages where the author explained he couldn't make the distinction about a dental and an alveolar Hindi phoneme. I was interested about dental vs alveolar and this book opened my eyes.

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