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Book: Systemic Phonology

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

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.24971


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.

Chapter Contributors

  • Paul Tench ( - ptench) 'Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University.'