analysis of language levels

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Formal linguistics : speaks about language in general. Then they divide it to levels, such as phonology , morphology , semantics and syntax (pragmatics) It is important to remember the distinction between phoneticsand phonology . while phonetics is concerned with the description of how speech sounds are produced by speech organs and perceived by hearer I.E production and percepton .

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analysis of language levelsAnalysis of Language Levels Monday october 28, 2013 Formal linguistics: speaks about language in general. Then they divide it to levels, such as phonology , morphology , semantics and syntax (pragmatics) It is important to remember the distinction between phoneticsand phonology. while phonetics is concerned with the description of how speech sounds are produced by speech organs and perceived by hearer I.E production and percepton .Phonology deals with how these speech sounds phonemes behave and combine in given languages . Distinctiveness and Redundancy Two languagesmay have the same phonetic segments and yet these may have different phonological properties .Example: French /r/ and arabic /r/Rare= ghar in arabicExample: english p t k vs p t k +phonemes Allophones phonemesThe same serves from the phoneticpoint of view havethe important phonological distinction may be mixed if we only concider it as a common inventory of aspirated sounds or stops In thai: /pa:/ and / p ha: / ___ minimal pair (bird) (forest) Because aspiration can be predicated from the environmentof the voiceless plosives in English; aspiration is said to be redondent in english and distincted in Thai . thus in phonology we are concerned in distinctiveness is redundent functions . this distinction is also applied at the level of specific feature of sounds.Example: in English/b/ + voiceBilabialPlosivevs/p/-voiceIn arabic if conso

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