Book: Systemic Phonology
Chapter: Chapter 9: Towards a systemic presentation of the word phonology of English
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.