Comparative Study

| Published: December 25, 2015

An Account of Phonetics and Phonology as Similar Identical or Different

Ahmed M. S. Alduais

Department of Linguistics, Social Sciences Institute, Ankara University, 06100, Sıhhiye, Ankara, Turkey Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.069/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.069


Purpose: Where do phonetics and phonology meet and differ from one another as two field of linguistics? Method: The study is mainly descriptive where previous and related studies are reviewed and presented to reach a view about phonetics and phonology as similar, different or identical. Results: Phonetics and phonology are two different fields of linguistics which are related to one another. Phonetics is the concrete study of sounds. On the other hand, phonology is the abstract study of sounds. Moreover, phonetics and phonology are integrated two fields of linguistics but they are not identical. Conclusions: Phonetics is concrete in contrast to phonology which is abstract. Additionally, phonetics is learned while phonology is acquired.


Phonetics, Phonology

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015