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Phonology

Phonology is the study of sound systems in languages. This research groups gathers those who do research on the properties of sound systems.

An illustration of a face in profile making sound.

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About the group

Languages make use of a limited set of sounds in order to convey meaning, and any language has rules specific to that language about how these sounds can be combined into words. Both these rules and the sets of available sounds change over time, yet there are clear tendencies across languages and across time towards certain properties of sound systems.

This research group gathers people who are interested in such sound systems and wants to investegate how they develop, how they are learned, how they are used, and how they change.

The group comprises professors, lecturers, postdoctoral fellows, and Ph.D. candidates across departments at the Faculty of Humanities. It organizes the biweekly event Phonology Forum at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies.

Published Nov. 11, 2022 3:25 PM - Last modified Nov. 11, 2022 4:22 PM