Phonology : Phonology And Phonological Development

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Phonology and phonological development are important to language acquisition. In researching Hebrew phonology and its development; we learned how it is perceived, interpreted. The common theme across the articles was Hebrew language, like other languages, involves many levels of acquisition. In our research we observed different aspects of the language such as its stress patterns, acoustics, bilingual acquisition and its development along with learning how old Yiddish became Modern Hebrew; a language that borrows lexical terms and phrases. There is a link between all that we studied. Perceptions can be manipulated by prosody and intonation in one’s voice and as a result, we interpret the acoustic signal and infer its message. Bilingual acquisition is related here as well. We receive acoustic cues that determine how we acquire language in that we record pitch, stress and intonation and link to memory how the word should be used. Lastly, as dominant as a language can be it can be changed or modified. Modern Hebrew is combined of Yiddish and, the ancient languages, Sephardic and Ashkenazi Hebrew. It also incorporates the languages and phrases from outside influences. Due to the assimilation of languages, the stress and pronunciation of words have changed the original lexical representations and phonological rules thereby creating a modern language. Hebrew language is fascinating and it is growing in the United States. It is ranked the 14th most common language with
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