Eng 105 introduction to literature
A reflective essay on the impact of phonetics and phonology on oral communication.
A reflective essay on the impact of morphology, syntax and semantics on English grammar
Submitted to: zafor Mohammad Mahmud
Submitted by: saima sultana mou
Submission date: 23rd December, 2013
Phonetics and phonology are related, dependent fields for studying aspects of language. Phonetics is the study of sound in speech; phonology is the study (and use) of sound patterns to create meaning. Communication could be oral, verbal or written, oral and verbal communication can be reinforce when words spoken are record while written communication can be reinforced when words and sentences written becomes legally binding. Phonetics and phonology is aim at ensuring universal effectiveness and clarity of speech in communication. Phonetics and phonology will help bridge the communication gap between the third world countries and the western world countries. Linguists study all aspects of language, from its formal structural properties through to the way it is used a represented in the brain. Morphology is the study of the internal structure of words. Linguists interested in morphology look at the parts that words are divided into and study the meaning of these individual parts. The main aim of morphology is to assign meaning to parts of words. Syntax is all about the structure of sentences, and what determines which words go where. Semantics is the study of meaning. Semantics is a highly theoretical research perspective, and looks at meaning in language in isolation Phonetics:
Phonetics is the study of sound in speech. Phonetics is all about studying the sounds we make when we talk. It is concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds or signs. There are three main branches of this discipline. Phonetics is the study of articulatory and acoustic properties of sound language. Phonetics symbols are of great help when comes to the learning of English pronunciation correctly. Phoneme is the smallest significant unit of sound language. It analyses the production of all human speech sounds, regardless of language.
Voiced sounds are sounds vibrate the vocal chords, you can feel this in the throat. Whereas voiceless sounds do not vibrate the vocal chords. If Place two fingers on the front of our throat and make the /z/ sound as in buzz, we feel our vocal chords vibrating Now try doing the same thing but making the /s/ sounds as in grass and the /s/ sound is a voiceless sound and the /z/ sound is voiced. Phonology:
Phonology is the study of how sounds are organized and used in natural languages. Phonology is just one of the aspects of language. It is the basis for further work in morphology, syntax, discourse etc. it analyses the sound patterns of a particular language by: Determining which phonetic sounds are significant, and
How the native speaker interprets these sounds.
Vowel: In phonetics, a vowel is a sound in spoken language, such as English ah! [ɑː] or oh! [Oʊ], pronounced with an open vocal tract so that there is no build-up of air pressure at any point above the glottis. This contrasts with consonants, such as English sh! [ʃː], where there is a constriction or closure at some point along the vocal tract. A vowel is also understood to be syllabic: an equivalent open but non-syllabic sound is called a semivowel.
In English, there are five letters which always represent a vowel when written : a , e , i , o , and u. Since a vowel refers to a specific type of sound, orthographically some letters may represent a consonant in some circumstances, and a vowel in others. In English, we can see this with the letters y and w, which are most often used to make consonant sounds, but...
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