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Title: Cognitive Phonology in Construction Grammar
Subtitle: Analytic Tools for Students of English
Written By: Riitta Välimaa-Blum
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110186861-1&l=E
Series Title: Mouton Textbook
Description:

This accessible textbook analyzes some central phenomena of the sound
system of standard Southern British English and General American in the
framework of Cognitive Linguistics and Construction Grammar. The sound
patterns are examined from the point of view of the central function of
language, that is, the expression of meaning. The topics covered range from
articulatory phonetics and the more abstract phonological systems to word
stress and intonation. The target readership includes both students and
teachers of English and linguistics.


Key features:
* an accessible introduction to both English phonology and phonology in
general - suitable for beginners in the field
* each chapter ends with exercises and the invitation to analyze English
and other languages with the tools of Cognitive Linguistics
* now available in paperback

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Subject Language(s): English
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3110186861
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 271
Prices: Europe EURO 32.95
U.S. $ 39.95