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date: 24 June 2019

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Phonology is the study of speech sounds and how they pattern. This chapter lays out an approach to phonology that is generative and rule-based, and that incorporates autosegmental representations. The chapter includes discussion of representations in phonology including phonological features and their place in the autosegmental model, as well as representational units above the segment. It covers phonological processes (particularly the nature of autosegmental rules) and rule ordering. Finally, it provides some concrete advice as to how to do a basic phonological analysis of an unfamiliar language.

Keywords: phonological analysis, autosegmental phonology, feature geometry, phonological representations, rule ordering, fieldwork methods, language description

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