Structures & Varieties Phonetics & Phonology Michaelmas 2010 Phonetics & Phonology

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PDF File Structures & Varieties Phonetics & Phonology Michaelmas 2010 Phonetics & Phonology. Phonetics & Phonology – an intimate relationship • Phonetics is about sounds as sounds: the things we actually produce / hear • Phonology is about function: the way that sounds work – more abstract Glottal stops – occur in English & Tahitian, but their status differs: a) Glottal stops create lexical contrasts in Tahitian: mata = face, eyes vs. ma’a = morsel b) glottal stops are non-contrastive variants of /t/ in English: matter = ma’er (e.g. Cockney, Manchester English)

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