ERIC Number: ED043026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Keyser, S. Jay
This paper begins by distinguishing phonology (the study of the systematic nature of the inter-relations of sounds in a language) from phonetics (the attempt to describe completely all the physical properties of an utterance). It is shown how in any language some properties of sounds are intuitively more relevant to the grammar and functioning of that language than others, and that it is therefore necessary to recognize the existence of a representation of an utterance from which a great deal of phonetic information has been removed but which contains all of the information necessary to distinguish this utterance from others in the language. As an example of how a consideration of the phonology of English can reveal a systematicity not obvious from the phonetics of the language, a discussion of the placement of primary stress in English words is presented. (FWB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Language Research Foundation, Cambridge, MA.
Note: From the "Final Report on the Peace Corps Language Coordinators Workshop," Rockport, Massachusetts, Aril 26 to May 16, 1970