The Sounds of Language: An Inquiry into the Role of Genetic Factors in the Development of Sound Systems

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THE
SOUNDS OF LANGUAGE
An Inquiry into the Role of Genetic Factors
in the Development of Sound Systems

L. F. BROSNAHAN

CAMBRIDGE
W. HEFFER AND SONS LTD.

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The Sounds of Language: An Inquiry into the Role of Genetic Factors in the Development of Sound Systems
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page i
  • Contents iii
  • List of Figures iv
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgments vi
  • Chapter I- The Problem of Phonetic Change 1
  • Chapter II- The Genetic Theory 31
  • Chapter III- The Hypothesis 44
  • Chapter IV- The Vocal Apparatus 76
  • Conclusions 84
  • Chapter V- The Geographical Distribution of Speech Sounds 86
  • Conclusion 123
  • Appendix to- Chapter V the Borrowing of Phonetic Features 124
  • Conclusion 134
  • Chapter VI- The Sound Complement of the Individual 135
  • Conclusions 148
  • Chapter VII- The Sound Complement of the Group 150
  • Chapter VIII- The Sound Complements of the Population 172
  • Chapter IX- Phonetic Change 187
  • Chapter X- Survey and Discussion 211
  • Addendum 229
  • References 230
  • Index 239
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