English Language Phonetics and Phonology

The basics of phonetics and phonology

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Lexical Onomatopoeia:

actual lexical items that rely on a similarity between sound and meaning.

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Non-Lexical Onomatopoeia:

‘non-words’ that work in the same way as lexical onomatopoeia.

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 a sequence of words beginning with the same sound.

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the repetition of vowel sounds for effect.

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the repetition of consonant sounds for effect.

The main consonant groups are:

Plosives - b, p, t, d, k, g

Fricatives- f, v, s, z, sh

Africatives- ch (church), dj (judge)

Nasals- m, n, ng

Approximants- r, j, w


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Phonological Manipulation:

the ways in which text producers play with sounds and their effects.

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a word that sounds the same as another word or words.

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Phonemic Substitution:

the replacing of one phoneme by another for a desired effect.

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the basic unit of sound from which language is constructed.

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