' THE SOUNDS OF LANGUAGE'

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A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY.

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' THE SOUNDS OF LANGUAGE'

  1. 1. ‘The Sounds of Language’
  2. 2. Phonetics <ul><li>Branch of Linguistics which deals with the physical nature of speech sounds. It is the study of the phonic medium i.e limited range of sounds in language. </li></ul>
  3. 3. PHONOLOGY <ul><li>It refers to the ways in which sounds behave in language. It constitutes sound system of language. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Phonetics vs Phonology <ul><li>Phonology being a system is vast then Phonetics and deals with all the aspects related to speech sounds including phonetics while Phonetics is limited as it deals only with PHYSICAL realisation of speech sounds. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Speech sounds in Phonetics can be studied from three point of views: PHONETICS Articulatory phonetics Acoustic Phonetics Auditory Phonetics
  6. 6. Articulatory Phonetics <ul><li>Involvement of Articulatory Organs </li></ul><ul><li>Speech as main feature </li></ul>
  7. 7. ORAL CAVITY
  8. 8. Auditory Phonetics <ul><li>Perception of the sound waves by the hearer. Both physiology as well as psychology involved. </li></ul><ul><li>Sender ---------------------  Receiver </li></ul><ul><li>(Speaker) (Hearer) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Acoustic Phonetics <ul><li>Main focus on sound waves generated by speaking and their transmission through air. </li></ul>

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