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Phonology by Mind Map: Phonology

1. Study of the phonemic system

2. Phoneme sequences and syllable structure

2.1. A syllable is a unit of organization for a sequence of speech sounds

2.2. Phonemes of a language cannot be strung together in any random order.

3. Suprasegmental phonology


3.1.1. It is the degree of emphasis given a sound or syllable in speech, also called lexical stress or word stress.


3.2.1. In phonetics, the melodic pattern of an utterance. Intonation is primarily a matter of variation in the pitch level of the voice

4. Phonetics vs Phonology

4.1. Phonology is concerned with the abstract

4.2. whereas phonetics is concerned with the physical properties of sounds.

5. Phonology is?

6. Phonology describes the way sounds function within a given language and operates at the level of sound systems and abstract sound units.

7. The phonemic system of a language is therefore essentially a set of language units utilized by all speakers of that language, providing listeners with the means to organize and comprehend the multitude of sounds that are conveyed during speech.

8. suprasegmental phonology