Accessible, succinct, and including numerous student-friendly features,
this introductory textbook offers an exceptional foundation to the field
for those who are coming to it for the first time.
-Provides an ideal first course book in phonology, written by a renowned
-Developed and tested in the classroom through years of experience and use
-Emphasizes analysis of phonological data, placing this in its scientific
context, and explains the relevant methodology
-Guides students through the larger questions of what phonological patterns
reveal about language
-Includes numerous course-friendly features, including multi-part exercises
and annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter
"The challenge of using a textbook to teach phonological analysis is to
strike the right balance between learning-by-reading and learning-by-doing.
Bruce Hayes meets this challenge for us with this textbook. His writing is
clear and accessible, and his thoughtful organizational choices promote a
deep understanding of the goals of phonological analysis."
-Eric Bakovic, University of California-San Diego