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The Arabic Phonological System

  • Mohammed Dib
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Abstract

There is no doubt that the main function of language is communication and transmitting ideas from the speaker to the listener; therefore language is a means used by people to understand each other. It is also a general human phenomenon that serves the same functions in different societies. It is made of a set of sounds that fulfil different meanings. From this standpoint, one can see that languages are different from one community to another and every language has its own system which is studied in terms of phonetics, phonology, morphology and semantics. The idea of Firth is a good demonstration of the point. He relates language to society and sees that humans communicate to each other according to different social attitudes using a particular form of style and choosing different types of words. So language is influenced by the social framework that is used within it and is influenced by its elements (Almasdi 1986, p. 176).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Dib
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  1. 1.University of Tlemcen, Laboratory of Automatic Treatment of the Arabic LanguageTlemcenAlgeria

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