ERIC Number: ED036221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Variations in Phonological Structures.
Pierce, Joe E.
While reviewing the controversial concept of describing language via the phoneme, the author spells out many problems caused by the discrepancies of phonemic theory and actual speech production. Phonological variation in actual speech utterances prompts the analysis of the phonology of language on two levels--the phonemic and the distinctive feature. Final consideration of the nature and importance of redundancy in human communication sheds additional light on the implications of phonemic variation. (RL)
Descriptors: Auditory Perception, Comprehension, Descriptive Linguistics, Language Classification, Language Typology, Language Usage, Linguistic Performance, Linguistic Theory, Linguistics, Morphemes, Morphology (Languages), Phonemics, Phonetic Transcription, Phonology, Recognition, Redundancy, Regional Dialects, Speech, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: Included in the Proceedings of the 20th Annual Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, April 11-12, 1969, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon