Phonology and Language Use – Joan Bybee

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PDF File Phonology and Language Use – Joan Bybee (Sample). This book introduces into the traditional study of phonology the notion that language use plays a role in shaping the form and content of sound systems. In particular, the frequency with which individual words or sequences of words are used and the frequency with which certain pat- terns recur in a language affects the nature of mental representation and in some cases the actual phonetic shape of words. It i

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