1. (noun) The study of speech sounds in language.
2. (noun) The formal rules for structuring speech sounds.
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- Plural: phonologies
- Phonology focuses on the distribution and patterns of speech sounds or phonemes in addition to the rules of pronunciation that govern speech sounds.
- Also called phonemics.
- A linguist or specialized (noun) phonologist studies phonology to understand (adjective) phonologic or (adjective) phonological aspects of language.
- Carr, Philip, and Jean-Pierre Montreuil. 2013. Phonology. 2nd ed.
- Gussmann, Edmund. 2002. Phonology: Analysis and Theory. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
- Wodak, Ruth, Barbara Johnstone, and Paul Kerswill. 2011. The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics. Los Angeles: SAGE.
- International Linguistics Community Online – The Linguist List: linguistlist.org
- UC Berkeley Phonology Lab – phonetics and phonology: linguistics.berkeley.edu
- What is Phonology?: hum.uchicago.edu
- Phonology – Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia: wikipedia.org