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Meaning of "phonology" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PHONOLOGY

phonology  [fəˈnɒlədʒɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PHONOLOGY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Phonology is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PHONOLOGY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Phonology

Phonology is a branch of linguistics concerned with the systematic organization of sounds in languages. It has traditionally focused largely on study of the systems of phonemes in particular languages, but it may also cover any linguistic analysis either at a level beneath the word or at all levels of language where sound is considered to be structured for conveying linguistic meaning. Phonology also includes the study of equivalent organizational systems in sign languages. The word phonology can also refer to the phonological system of a given language. This is one of the fundamental systems which a language is considered to comprise, like its syntax and its vocabulary. Phonology is often distinguished from phonetics. While phonetics concerns the physical production, acoustic transmission and perception of the sounds of speech, phonology describes the way sounds function within a given language or across languages to encode meaning.

Definition of phonology in the English dictionary

The definition of phonology in the dictionary is such a sound system.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PHONOLOGY


biotechnology
ˌbaɪəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ
chronology
krəˈnɒlədʒɪ
criminology
ˌkrɪmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ
dendrochronology
ˌdɛndrəʊkrəˈnɒlədʒɪ
endocrinology
ˌɛndəʊkraɪˈnɒlədʒɪ
enology
iːˈnɒlədʒɪ
ethnology
ɛθˈnɒlədʒɪ
geochronology
ˌdʒiːəʊkrəˈnɒlədʒɪ
high-technology
ˌhaɪtekˈnɒlədʒɪ
immunology
ˌɪmjʊˈnɒlədʒɪ
nanotechnology
ˌnænəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ
neuroendocrinology
ˌnjʊərəʊˌɛndəʊkrɪˈnɒlədʒɪ
oceanology
ˌəʊʃəˈnɒlədʒɪ
palynology
ˌpælɪˈnɒlədʒɪ
phenomenology
fɪˌnɒmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ
phrenology
frɪˈnɒlədʒɪ
rhinology
raɪˈnɒlədʒɪ
technology
tɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ
terminology
ˌtɜːmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ
volcanology
ˌvɒlkəˈnɒlədʒɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PHONOLOGY

phonographic
phonographist
phonography
phonolite
phonolitic
phonologic
phonological
phonologically
phonologies
phonologist
phonometer
phonometric
phonometrical
phonon
phonophobia
phonophore
phonopore
phonoscope
phonotactic
phonotactics

WORDS THAT END LIKE PHONOLOGY

anthology
anthropology
archaeology
astrology
biology
ecology
genealogy
geology
information technology
methodology
microbiology
mythology
neurology
oncology
pathology
pharmacology
physiology
psychology
radiology
sociology
theology

Synonyms and antonyms of phonology in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «phonology» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PHONOLOGY

Find out the translation of phonology to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of phonology from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «phonology» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

音韵学
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

fonología
570 millions of speakers

English

phonology
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

स्वर विज्ञान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

علم الأصوات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

фонология
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fonologia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধ্বনিবিজ্ঞান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

phonologie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Fonologi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Phonologie
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

音韻論
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

음운론
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Fonologi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phát âm học
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒலியியல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ध्वनीलेखन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fonoloji
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

fonologia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fonologia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

фонологія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fonologie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φωνολογία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

fonologie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

phonology
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fonologi
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of phonology

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PHONOLOGY»

The term «phonology» is very widely used and occupies the 17.372 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about phonology

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PHONOLOGY»

Discover the use of phonology in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to phonology and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Introductory Phonology
Accessibly and succinctly written by a renowned phonologist, this volume is an ideal first course book in phonology.
Bruce Hayes, 2011
2
Phonology: A Cognitive Grammar Introduction
This textbook introduces the reader to the field of phonology, from allophones to faithfulness and exemplars.
Geoffrey S. Nathan, 2008
3
English Phonology: An Introduction
This is an introduction to the phonology of present-day English.
Heinz J. Giegerich, 1992
4
A Handbook of Old Chinese Phonology
Baxter proposes a new phonological reconstruction system for Old Chinese, the Chinese language of the early and mid Zhou dynasty--that is, approximately the 11th to the seventh centuries B.C.--which he takes to be the ancestor of all ...
William Hubbard Baxter, 1992
5
Phonology: An Introduction to Basic Concepts
In addition, the book deals in detail with two areas not customarily treated extensively in introductory texts; the phonology of casual speech, and phonological change.
Roger Lass, 1984
6
Phonology and Language Use
Reinvestigates how a speaker/hearer's experience with language affects the representation of phonology.
Joan Bybee, 2003
7
Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students
The accompanying website to this book can be found at http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/reli/
Beverley Collins, Inger M. Mees, 2013
8
An Introduction to English Phonology
By working through the book and the various exercises included, students should come to understand the need for a dedicated system of description and transcription for speech sounds, and for a degree of phonological abstraction.
April M. S. McMahon, 2002
9
Phonology
Handbook of Late Spoken Manx: Phonology v. 3.
George Broderick, 1986
10
An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
The new edition contains a number of valuable changes, including: Updated chapters on the anatomy, physiology, and acoustics of speech production, which include recent research findings A thorough revision of the chapter on speech ...
John Clark, Collin Yallop, Janet Fletcher, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PHONOLOGY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term phonology is used in the context of the following news items.
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Dr Natalia Kucirkova :Confused By the Mysterious World of …
Increasingly, there are storyapps co-produced with academics (e.g., iRead With was created in conjunction with the Child Phonology Lab at the ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
2
The Mad Challenge of Translating "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland"
“I'm using visual puns where possible, because there's no phonology,” Everson says. His approach illustrates something common to all ... «Smithsonian, Jul 15»
3
2 Filipinos work to preserve indigenous writing systems
... “Kulitan,” presented a paper entitled “Kambal Siaula Faithfully representing Kapampangan phonology in Sulat Kapampangan or Kulitan.”. «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
4
Oysters Return to New York's Great South Bay
The name of the science that applies here is the field of Linguistics, and the study of Phonology in particular. You may find it interesting to read ... «VOA Learning English, Jul 15»
5
Language change in Greek
This approach depicts changes in phonology, the lexicon and semantics, inasmuch as it exposes phenomena of reanalysis the very time they ... «Neos Kosmos, Jul 15»
6
English under the microscope
They were unsure about grammatical categories and they had little or no knowledge of articulatory phonetics and phonology and the ... «Fiji Times, Jul 15»
7
Scientists catch a previously unknown neural culprit involved in …
It is built around three primary cognitive units that encode different types of information: semantics, orthography and phonology. Neuroscientists ... «Medical Xpress, Jul 15»
8
Foreign Language Teaching: the French Vs the Moroccan Education …
... and phonology) without forgetting the cultural competence (all that one should know about the country where the language is spoken and the ... «Morocco World News, Jul 15»
9
Former Conk gets recognition as Western Washington University …
... and Language Processing at Trinity College, Dublin, with a focus in either Speech Science or Experimental Phonetics and Phonology. «Maple Valley Reporter, Jul 15»
10
Hearing words, writing sounds: examining the author's brain
“A writer's perspective would probably be: my brain might be able to do this without phonology, but my readers need it.” Rapp isn't so sure ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Phonology [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/phonology>. Jun 2019 ».
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