Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Introducing Phonology by David Odden. This accessible textbook provides a clear and practical introduction to phonology, the study of sound patterns in language. Designed for undergraduates with only a basic knowledge of linguistics, it logically develops the techniques of phonological analysis.
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Over sixty graded exercises encourage students to make their own analyses of phonological patterns and processes, ba This accessible textbook provides a clear and practical introduction to phonology, the study of sound patterns in language. Over sixty graded exercises encourage students to make their own analyses of phonological patterns and processes, based on extensive data and problem sets from a variety of languages.
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Sort order. After the elementary matters of phonemes and allophones, Odden covers the rigours fo feature theory, phonological typology and naturalness. The final chapter on nonlinear representations makes a case for reconceptualizing data instead of ignoring troublesome facts, thus furthering theory.
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Though I haven't made an exhaustive survey, Odden's is the best basic textbook of phonology that I have come across. It certain proves friendlier than the entry in the Cambridge Textbooks of Linguistics red cover line. He certain seems determined to turn out competent linguists of the future, as he goes through the steps of doing an analysis over and over again.
Odden is an Africanist, and the wealth of little-known African languages he has assembled here for example makes this an especially intriguing textbook. However, he also teaches basic principles through English, Russian, Finnish, and many more European languages. The wide-ranging and very challenging exercises further make this an excellent textbook. I've been in linguistics for years now, but I still profit from Odden's book, as going over the exercises once in a while keeps my skills sharp.
It merits a look from not just first-year undergraduates. Odden's textbook doesn't go too deep into the theory debate. Optimality Theory is mentioned a few times but never much described. However, he does give some recommendations for further reading after each chapter, so the reader will be able to go on to more specific material. Jan 17, Calista rated it it was ok Shelves: non-fiction , textbook. Odden needs to take a page from Psychologists and write a better textbook. A fellow classmate said he got a different phonology book and was reading that instead and the material made more sense to him.
I'm not sure what exactly about the layout was so unappealing, but this book didn't make for very interesting or easy reading. Perhaps it's because the concepts being covered aren't that difficult, and can't help but be dry.
I didn't think the end of chapter exercises were very helpful, either. S Odden needs to take a page from Psychologists and write a better textbook. Some of the questions were "what are all of the phonological processes? When I asked my T. That doesn't even make sense. May 16, Kenneth Trease rated it liked it Shelves: linguistics. I'm not a big fan of this book, though I'm told it's one of the best Phonology texts out there. I'm in general dismayed with the quality of pedagogical materials in linguistics.
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It does not presuppose any previous linguistic knowledge but builds it up systematically by involving the reader in plenty of analytical exercises. It is therefore a perfect tool for introductions to English grammar, either to be used as a textbook in class or for self-study. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistic analysis, it presents the facts in a straightforward manner and offers a step-by-step guide from small to large building blocks of language.
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