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Phonemics: A Technique for Reducing Languages to Writing Paperback – January 1, 1947


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  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press; 11th Revised edition edition (1947)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0472087320
  • ISBN-13: 978-0472087327
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,842,027 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James D. Ashworth on October 6, 2008
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I learned basic, old-style, nongenerative, phonology that was intended to prepare the way for developing a useful orthography for a hitherto unwritten language from this book. Actually, I never did plow my way through the entire book, but did manage to prepare an acceptable orthography during the final 2-week project at SIL-UND in 1970.

The author, Kenneth Pike, was Professor of Linguistics and President of the Summer Institute of Linguistics for many years. His work as a consultant contributed to the productivity of hundreds of linguistic fieldworkers serving preliterate peoples throughout the world.
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Excellent primer for aspiring phonologists. The classic (original) approach to field work is taught. The first section teaches one how to pronounce and to write sound types. The second section explains in thorough detail methods used to identify allophonic representations of phonemes. There is a wonderful amount of practice exercises. Definitely a must have.
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