Phonology Midterm

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Phonology Midterm
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Phonology Midterm Allophonic Relations
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Allophonic Relations (Chapter 3)
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  1. Phone (segment)
    • units of phonetic description
    • speech sound
  2. Phoneme
    • units of phonological description
    • distinctive sound units which are capable of distinguishing words of different meanings;
  3. Allophone
    redundant sounds which are predictable from a given environment
  4. Minimal pair
    pair of words that differ by only a single sound (in the same position) and differ in meaning
  5. Free variation
    rules of pronunciation are optional
  6. Complementary distribution
    the distribution of allophones in their respective phonetic environments such that one never occurs in the same phonetic context as the other

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