ERIC Number: ED071480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Phonemics: A Technique for Reducing Languages to Writing.
Pike, Kenneth L.
The purpose of this textbook is to establish a satisfactory technique for discovering the pertinent units of sound in any language and organizing them into an alphabet system. The first part of the book deals with the analysis and production of phonetic units. The second and major part of the book is devoted to the analysis and description of phonemic units. The author states the assumptions upon which he proceeds and then leads the reader through the intricate problems involved in arriving at the phonemes of a language. This second part also establishes analytical, descriptive, and orthographical procedures for determining and reporting the phonemic units of languages. Problems in each chapter provide practice in using the suggested techniques. (VM)
Descriptors: Descriptive Linguistics, Language Research, Linguistic Theory, Phonemes, Phonemic Alphabets, Phonemics, Research Methodology, Structural Analysis, Structural Linguistics, Textbooks, Writing (Composition), Written Language
University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Mich. 48106 ($3.75)
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