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Articulatory Phonetics

Articulatory Phonetics  

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Linguistics
Linguists describe the sounds of the world's languages in terms of the postures and movements of the various physiological structures (the organs of speech) involved in the production of these ...
cue

cue  

1 An attribute of an object or event to which an organism responds, typical examples being the size or shape of a visual stimulus (1) to which a response may be conditioned.2 A dimension or aspect of ...
Dionysius

Dionysius  

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(c.170), Bp. of Corinth. Several of his letters are described by Eusebius. Feast day in the E., 8 Apr.
function

function  

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Media studies
1. A generic application for which some tool or medium is primarily designed, or which is attributed to it within a functionalist framework, as distinct from the specific purposes of users on ...
grammar

grammar  

The whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general, usually taken as consisting of syntax and morphology (including inflections) and sometimes also phonology and semantics; ...
koinē

koinē  

The form of Greek (koine = common) which was the international language after the death of Alexander the Great (323 bce) both in cities of Greece and throughout the Hellenistic world. It is a ...
language

language  

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History
The principal languages of early modern Europe consist of six language families (Germanic, Romance, Slavic, Balto-Slavic, Finno-Ugric, and Celtic), a number of isolates (Greek, Albanian, Basque, and ...
language change

language change  

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The arbitrariness of the link between signified and signifier makes language change possible: if a signifier is unmotivated, it has no necessary (and thus stable) form, and if its association ...
linguistics

linguistics  

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(also ‘theoretical’ or ‘general’ linguistics), a term used to characterize the study of language in the 20th cent. owing much to the Swiss linguist Saussure; it distinguishes itself from earlier ...
orthography

orthography  

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Religion
Deriving from the Greek ortho (‘correct’) and graphē (‘writing’), ‘orthography’ is the formal term for spelling or for the subject of spelling as a linguistic study.
philology

philology  

A theory of language development which traces the ‘family tree’ of modern natural languages like English, French, and German back to their historical origins. The central point of interest of such ...
Phonemic Systems

Phonemic Systems  

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Linguistics
Most traditions of phonological analysis establish, for any given language, a set of contrasting sound types that distinguish one word from another. This set is usually designated the phonemes, or ...
Phonetics

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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2003
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Linguistics
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phonetics

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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536 words

Phonetics, the science of speech sounds, is traditionally divided into two branches: acoustic, concerned with the structure of the

phonetics

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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64 words

Study of the sounds of speech, divided into three main branches: articulatory phonetics (how the speech organs produce sounds); acoustic

Phonetics and Phonology

Phonetics and Phonology   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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343 words

The former studies the sounds of a language as produced by the speaker (articulatory phonetics) and as perceived by the

Phonological Features

Phonological Features  

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Linguistics
Speech is an acoustic signal produced by the anatomical structures collectively referred to as the vocal tract. The anatomical structures actively involved in the production of speech are the glottis ...
phonology

phonology  

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Linguistics
A branch of linguistics concerned with the study of the sound systems of different languages. See also phoneme; compare phonetics.
sentence

sentence  

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Philosophy
Most generally, the unit of communication: the smallest entity whose production constitutes a message, such as an assertion, a command, or a question. Given such factors as variations of phonetics or ...
speech perception

speech perception  

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Linguistics
The process in which listeners hear vocal sounds and recognize and comprehend linguistic units within the acoustic flow. See also auditory perception; cocktail party effect; phonetics; phonology.

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