Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

Chapter 9: Towards a systemic presentation of the word phonology of English

Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English - Wendy L. Bowcher

Paul Tench [+-]
Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University.
Paul Tench was formerly Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University, Wales. He retired in 2007 after more than 40 years in full-time academic life and is now active as a Research Associate at Cardiff. His main teaching responsibilities were in phonetics, the phonology of English, applied linguistics in language teaching and introductions to Systemic-Functional Linguistics. His research focussed mainly on the description of British English intonation, which resulted in The Roles of Intonation in English Discourse (1990), the Intonation Systems of English (1996) and Transcribing the Sound of English (2011) and many journal articles. His first major publication was Pronunciation Skills (1981). Since retirement he has devoted time to exploring system networks at the level of word phonology, and to working with minority language groups in devising orthographies for hitherto unwritten languages in Nigeria and Zambia. His publications can be viewed in http://www.paultenchdocs.co.uk/.

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There can be no lexicogrammar without phonology. Phonology specifies the distinctive ‘shapes’ of all the discrete lexicogrammatical units that participate in the systems of a given language. Phonology ‘moulds’ phonetic substance into all the distinctive forms of words, phrases/groups, clauses, sentences and texts (discourse structure and genres) of each language.

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Tench, Paul. Chapter 9: Towards a systemic presentation of the word phonology of English. Systemic Phonology - Recent Studies in English. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 267-294 Sep 2014. ISBN 9781845539467. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24971. Date accessed: 14 Aug 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24971. Sep 2014

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