Phonology - The Phoneme I
Phonemes are the central building blocks in phonology. This clip discusses the physical approach towards the phoneme using Present-Day English as the target language. Starting with a precise (narrow) phonetic analysis of a simple sentence, three phones are isolated, described articulatorily and examined converning their distribution within words. As a result, the family character of the phoneme (as a head term) and its family members (the allophones) emerges.