| Published: December 25, 2015
An Account of Phonetics and Phonology as Similar Identical or Different
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.
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© 2015 I A Alduais
Received: September 27, 2015; Revision Received: October 18, 2015; Accepted: December 25, 2015
Published in Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015