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ERIC Number: ED510914
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
On Phonetics and Phonology: A Broad-Termed Comparison and Contrast between Broad and Narrow Transcription
Ebrahimi, Pouria
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As a subfield of linguistics, phonetics and phonology have as their main axis the concern of articulation of sounds; that is, how human beings produce speech. Although dated back over 2000 years ago, modern contributions of scientists and scholars regarding phonetics and phonology have involved various fields of science and schools of thought such as philosophy, physiology, psychology, and even American structuralism. So, in line with all this, this study starts with a general view toward phonetics and phonology holding the view of early contributors and the role of aforementioned sciences and schools of thought. Then, through representing figures and tables, this study continues to consider two major aspects of the field, namely broad and narrow transcription. A broad-termed comparison and contract between the two, this study aims to imply, indicates the former transcription harmful to the same extent, if not more one should like to emphasize, it could be of assistance. It is because it does not represent the exact subtleties of phonetics and, thus, prevent the person from achieving a native-like pronunciation. (Contains 5 figures and 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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