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Department of Reading, ESL and Linguistics

Rockville Campus

LG200

Welcome to LG200! These are the major subfields of linguistics you will be studying: 

PHONETICS  [fə’n-tIks] is about sounds.

When you write music, you need notes…When you represent sounds, you need phonetics.

http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/

 

PHONOLOGY is about sounds and sound combining rules.

/f/   fan  /fæn/  ---   /v/   van  /væn/

/-/   torn  /t--rn/ ---   /-/  turn /t--rn/

/t/   bit   /bit/  ---  /d/   bid  /bid/

 

MORPHOLOGY is about putting words together, as in:

intrigue(e)-ing
un-expect-ed-ly fun
friend-ly
google-able
text-able
surprise(e)-ing-ly cool

 

SYNTAX

Hmmmmm, is this a sentence? ...Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.

...WHY?


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