This quantity bargains a well timed reconsideration of the functionality, content material, and beginning of phonological gains, in a suite of papers that's theoretically varied but thematically strongly coherent. lots of the papers have been initially awarded on the overseas convention "Where Do good points Come From?" held on the Sorbonne collage, Paris, October 4-5, 2007. a number of invited papers are incorporated in addition. The articles talk about matters about the psychological prestige of specific gains, their position in speech construction and conception, the relation they undergo to measurable actual houses within the articulatory and acoustic/auditory domain names, and their position in language improvement. a number of disciplinary views are explored, together with these of basic linguistics, phonetic and speech sciences, and language acquisition. the bigger target used to be to deal with present concerns in function concept and to take a step in the direction of synthesizing contemporary advances so that it will current a present "state of the paintings" of the sphere.

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