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Phonetics and Phonology: Historical Overview

  1. Adam Brown

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0910

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Brown, A. 2012. Phonetics and Phonology: Historical Overview. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


At the outset, it is necessary to clarify the terms phonetics and phonology, and to distinguish them from two other confusable terms: pronunciation and phonics.


  • phonetics;
  • phonology;
  • pronunciation