Phonology: Definition, Rules & Examples


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What is phonology?

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1. How does phonology differ from phonetics?

2. What is the main component of phonology that phonologists use to predict how speech sounds will change?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about phonology rules with this quiz and worksheet. Topics you will need to comprehend include defining phonology and how it differs from phonetics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the worksheet and quiz to:

  • Recognize how phonologists predict how speech sounds will change
  • Determine the language in which phonetic rules predict how sounds will change
  • Interpret how final sounds would be pronounced in a given word

Skills Practiced

Practice these study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on phonology rules
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about phonological rules in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as phonology and phonetics

Additional Learning

This lesson will teach you about phonology rules. The lesson is called Phonology: Definition, Rules & Examples, and it covers the following:

  • Understand phonological rules
  • Analyze examples
  • Apply techniques and rules