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Phonetics vs. Phonology

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Phoneticsnoun

(linguistics) The study of the physical sounds of human speech, concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds (phones), and the processes of their physiological production, auditory reception, and neurophysiological perception, and their representation by written symbols.

Phonologynoun

The study of the way sounds function in languages, including phonemes, syllable structure, stress, accent, intonation, and which sounds are distinctive units within a language.

Phoneticsnoun

The doctrine or science of sounds; especially those of the human voice; phonology.

Phonologynoun

The way sounds function within a given language; a phonological system.

Phoneticsnoun

The art of representing vocal sounds by signs and written characters.

Phonologynoun

The science or doctrine of the elementary sounds uttered by the human voice in speech, including the various distinctions, modifications, and combinations of tones; phonetics. Also, a treatise on sounds.

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Phoneticsnoun

the branch of acoustics concerned with speech processes including its production and perception and acoustic analysis

Phonologynoun

the study of the sound system of a given language and the analysis and classification of its phonemes

Phonetics

Phonetics is a branch of linguistics that studies how humans produce and perceive sounds, or in the case of sign languages, the equivalent aspects of sign. Phoneticians—linguists who specialize in phonetics—study the physical properties of speech.

Phonology

Phonology is a branch of linguistics that studies how languages or dialects systematically organize their sounds (or signs, in sign languages). The term also refers to the sound system of any particular language variety.

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