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Title: Sound patterns of English and Assamese a study in contrastive ontogenetics
Researcher: Verma Tamuli, Anita
Guide(s): Mahanta, Rohini Kumar
Keywords: Diphthongal
University: Gauhati University
Completed Date: 31/08/2002
Abstract: The initial chapter of this work is orientational in nature. PROLEGOMENA, as its title suggests, is intended as a preamble to the study and includes an exposition of what the study comprises. Two types of issues are discussed here: some involve the more localised or specific contexts of the study, such as its genesis, its goals and orientations, the nature and source of the data used and previous work in the field. Others are more general issues that seek to highlight the linguistic and psychological correlates of the contrastive analysis approach adopted and factors prompting the choice of the taxonomic model for the analysis of the sound patterns of English and Assamese. Chapter One (THE PHONETICS OF ENGLISH AND ASSAMESE) explores the physiological aspects of speech production and the principal parameters necessary for postulating and subcategorising the phonic substances of English and Assamese in the chapters that follow. Chapter Two (VOWEL PHONOLOGY OF ENGLISH AND ASSAMESE) establishes the pure and diphthongal vowel phonemes of English and Assamese through the standard procedure of commutation tests involving minimal pairs. The allophonic variants are then stated along with an indication of their contexts of occurrence and illustrative examples. The principal phonetic parameters where the allophonic variations tend to converge are also highlighted. Finally, a contrastive exposition of the individual descriptions identifies the primary difference - distinctive as well as non-distinctive - between English and Assamese vowels. Chapter Three (CONSONANT PHONOLOGY OF ENGLISH AND ASSAMESE) continues with the exploration of segmental elements in terms of the consonants of both languages. Here, the same procedures of descriptive and contrastive-analytic techniques employed in Chapter Two are applied, with departures, additions, and modifications necessitated by the characteristic tactics of the consonantal category of segments. Chapter Four (VOWEL PATTERNS) begins by examining the phonotactic arrangement patterns of...
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