A Handbook of Phonetics: Including a Popular Exposition of the Principles of Spelling Reform (Classic Reprint)

A Handbook of Phonetics: Including a Popular Exposition of the Principles of Spelling Reform (Classic Reprint)

by Henry Sweet
     
 

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The importance of phonetics as the indispensable foundation of all study of language - whether that study be purely theoretical, or practical as well - is now generally admitted. Without a knowledge of the laws of sound-change, scientific philology - whether

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Excerpt from A Handbook of Phonetics: Including a Popular Exposition of the Principles of Spelling Reform

The importance of phonetics as the indispensable foundation of all study of language - whether that study be purely theoretical, or practical as well - is now generally admitted. Without a knowledge of the laws of sound-change, scientific philology - whether comparative or historical - is impossible, and without phonetics their study degenerates into a mere mechanical enumeration of letter-changes. And now that philologists are directing their attention more and more to the study of living dialects and savage languages, many of which have to be written down for the first time, the absolute necessity of a thorough practical as well as theoretical mastery of phonetics becomes more and more evident. Many instances might be quoted of the way in which important philological facts and laws have been passed over or misrepresented through the observer's want of phonetic training.

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ISBN-13:
9781331994275
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/26/2015
Pages:
258
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

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