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ERIC Number: ED377697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Pages: 6
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A Brief Critique of Chomsky's Challenge to Classical Phonemic Phonology.
Liu, Ngar-Fun
Hong Kong Papers in Linguistics and Language Teaching, n17 p39-43 Sep 1994
Phonemic phonology became important because it provided a descriptive account of dialects and languages that had never been transcribed before, and it derives its greatest strength from its practical orientation, which has proved beneficial to language teaching and learning. Noam Chomsky's criticisms of it are largely unjust because he has not examined the concept of the phoneme in its own theoretical framework but in the framework of generative phonology. Chomsky's generative phonology should therefore be regarded as an alternative account of sound structure rather than a valid critique of phonemic phonology. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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