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1The Function and Patterning of Sounds PHONOLOGYThe Function and Patterning of SoundsDeny A. Kwary
2What phonologists do (p.68) Making explicit statements about the sound patterns of individual languages in order to discover something about linguistic knowledge that people must have in order to use these patterns.Discovering the general principles that underlie the patterning of sounds in human language.
3Minimal Pairs (pp.70–71)A minimal pair consists of two forms with distinct meanings that differ by only one segment found in the same position in each form.Which one(s) of these pairs are minimal pairs? and  and  and // and // are phonemes