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N. E. Collinge's An Encyclopedia of Language (Routledge Reference) PDF

By N. E. Collinge

ISBN-10: 0415020646

ISBN-13: 9780415020640

* Examines how language works, accounting for its nature, its use, its learn and its history
* entire indexes of issues and Technical phrases, and Names
* conscientiously illustrated to provide an explanation for key issues within the text

`This wealthy repository of data on all elements of language is a needs to for all libraries in larger schooling, colleges and bigger public libraries.' - Library Review
`Each article has a very good bibliography. moreover, there are complete indexes of themes and technical phrases and names. hugely suggested for all collage and basic public libraries.' - Choice
`This very important ebook is in lots of methods a state-of-the -art survey of present conceptions of, and methods to, language, with beneficiant references to extra designated resources. each one bankruptcy has an outstanding bibliography.' - Language International
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Mi/. As implied in the first paragraph above, words can be broken down into morphemes as well as into syllables. It is important to note that the two types of subdivision do not lead to the same results. g. goodness is good-ness from both points of view), significant differences occur. g. g. g. mistake is morphologically mis+take (cf. 2 above). In certain other languages, the principles for morphemic division differ from those for syllabic division even more strikingly than they do in English. Many major lexical items (nouns, verbs and adjectives) in Iraqi Arabic split morphemically into a root, consisting of the consonants, and affixes, one of which consists of a vowel pattern.

In this particular case, all that is needed is to restrict the context to ‘after a voiceless sound within the same word’. Similarly, felt could be /fi:l+t/, but the rule would have to state (e′) (actually, (e′) applies in a number of other contexts, but this fact will be ignored for present purposes). e. 3. This results in the simplification of the transcription of utterances, but on the other hand the rules have to be made more complex: the information implicit in the morphophonemic notation must be made explicit in the rules themselves.

Fudge (1973a) is an anthology of some of the key articles in the field. Works on more specific aspects of the field will be referred to at the appropriate points in the remainder of this chapter. 2. 4), while in the latter it is not. The technical term for the former articulation is ‘velarised’, though the usual term applied to the velarised l of feel is ‘dark [l]’ (from the sound effect of lowered pitch which velarisation causes); correspondingly the non-velarised l of feeling is referred to as ‘clear [l]’.

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