Introductory Phonology, Paperback Book
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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: 334 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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