Importance Of Phonotactics

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What is phonotactics? Phonotactics is a branch of phonology of a language that works with limits in a language on the permissible combinations of phonemes. This branch allows us to know the sequence of sounds. Phonotactics produces a limit in the possible sound sequences and syllable structures in a language, phonotactics defines the structure of the syllables and consonant clusters which are allowed, also tries to define the sequences of vowels through phonotactics restrictions What studies phonotactics? Phonotactics studies what sounds can be preceded and followed by another sounds, this is a factor that can to affect in the acquisition of the vocabulary in the second language. Phonotactics studies the syllabic consonants that a language…show more content…
Onset: It is always composed by consonants. Rhyme: It is divided into nucleus and coda. Nucleus: The nucleus is usually made up of a vowel; the sonorant consonants /m, n, ŋ, l, r/ can become syllabic in certain positions. The nucleus and a syllabic consonant can be related. Coda: Formed by consonants, is prohibited in some languages and can be optional in other languages. Syllable Onset Rhyme Pl Nucleus: æ Coda: nt E.g: In the word plant /plænt/, /pl/ is the onset, /ae/ is the nucleus, and /nt/ is the coda. A syllable which contains one or more consonants in coda position is called a closed syllable, e.g. / {tail} - /teɪl/ In a syllable, The nucleus is obligatory. The onset and coda are optional. -The most extreme phonotactic restrictions that can be seen are in the onset. -The phonotactic limits that are produced in the coda are often a prominent factor in the development of sequences of phonemes that have a major influence on the sound sequence. -Finally, you can find fewer restrictions in rhyme, which is formed by the combination of a nucleus and a coda. Activities: 1.Divide into syllables the parts of these…show more content…
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