"The challenge of using a textbook to teach phonological analysis is to strike the right balance between learning-by-reading and learning-by-doing. Bruce Hayes meets this challenge for us with this textbook. His writing is clear and accessible, and his thoughtful organizational choices promote a deep understanding of the goals of phonological analysis." Eric Bakovic, University of California-San Diego
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The publisher has supplied corrected e-book files as of December 5, 2013, so the issues of display with the IPA and special characters on Kindle has been fixed.
provides an exceptional foundation to the field for those who are coming to it for the first time. Developed and tested through years of experience and use, it emphasizes analysis of phonological data as well as the scientific context in which phonological analysis takes place. Hayes explains the analytical methods clearly as well as discussing the larger questions of what phonological patterns reveal about language.
The book includes numerous course-friendly features, including multi-part exercises and annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, helpful for both students and instructors. Accessibly and succinctly written by a renowned phonologist, this volume is an ideal first course book in phonology.