Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Cebrian, J. 2012. Syllables. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
A unit of phonology intermediate in scope between the segment and the word, the syllable is a familiar concept among linguists and nonlinguists, and a useful unit of analysis in the description of sound systems and phonological phenomena, even if its relevance beyond its descriptive role is sometimes questioned.
- theoretical linguistics