By San Duanmu
The interpretation of phonetic transcriptions from assorted languages is a long-standing challenge. during this e-book, San Duanmu proposes an answer that depends upon the concept of distinction: X and Y are various sounds if and provided that they distinction in a few language. He specializes in an easy process to interpret empirical facts: for every phonetic size, all inventories are searched on the way to be certain the maximal variety of contrasts required. moreover, each strange function or additional measure of
contrast is re-examined to substantiate its validity. The ensuing characteristic procedure is unusually uncomplicated: fewer positive factors are wanted than formerly proposed, and for every function, a two-way distinction is enough. however, the suggestion is trustworthy in that the suggestion of distinction is uncontroversial, the
procedure is specific, and the result's repeatable. The booklet additionally bargains dialogue of non-contrastive ameliorations among languages, sound sessions, and intricate sounds corresponding to affricates, consonant-glide devices, consonant-liquid devices, contour tones, pre-nasalized stops, clicks, ejectives, and implosives.
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