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phonologypho‧nol‧o‧gy /fəˈnɒlədʒi $ -ˈnɑː-/ noun [uncountable] technical  SLthe study of the system of speech sounds in a language, or the system of sounds itselfphonologist noun [countable]phonological /ˌfəʊnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl◂, ˌfɒn- $ ˌfoʊnəˈlɑː-/ adjectivephonologically /-kli/ adverb
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phonologyThis would mean that the patient is heavily reliant on assembled phonology.Many different theoretical approaches have been developed, and no area of phonology has been free from critical examination.But if the lexicon is not complete, then neither is the syntax, semantics or phonology likely to be.The following is essentially a list of categorized items to ask for, so that you can get quickly into segmental phonology.In distinctive feature analysis the features themselves thus become important components of the phonology.The above examples all relate to phonology, but there are examples of mis-adaptation from the grammar as well.She went and she took um, phonology, some uh voice work?Have some spare copies of your phonology or grammar write-ups to give to anyone interested.
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