A Critical Introduction to Phonology: Functional and Usage-Based Perspectives

A Critical Introduction to Phonology: Functional and Usage-Based Perspectives - Bloomsbury Critical Introductions to Linguistics

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Publisher's Synopsis

Taking an interdisciplinary approach to phonological theory and analysis, A Critical Introduction to Phonology introduces the key aspects of the discipline. Departing from the mainstream tradition, Daniel Silverman argues that the nature of linguistic sound systems can only be understood in the context of how they are used by speakers and listeners. By proposing that linguistic sound systems are the product of an interaction among sound (acoustics), mind (cognition), and body (physiology), Silverman focuses on the functional consequences of their interaction. Now with each chapter supplemented by a section on "Doing Phonology", together with phonological examples from a large corpus of data, this expanded second edition offers a provocative introduction to phonological theory. This book is essential reading for all students and researchers of phonology who are already familiar with the standard approaches and provides both a new theoretical background and the mechanical tools for truly successful phonological analyses.

Book information

ISBN: 9781474238892
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Pub date:
Edition: Second edition
DEWEY: 414
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 712g
Height: 166mm
Width: 432mm
Spine width: 26mm