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    Phonetics and Phonology (Eng507)

    Fall 2019
    Assignment No. 2
    Total Marks: 20
    Lectures: 16-28


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    Q1. In order to classify vowels (independent of the vowel system of a particular language), the English phonetician Daniel Jones introduced a system in the early 20th century and worked out on a set of vowels called the “cardinal vowels” comprising eight vowels to be used as reference points. Read further about the cardinal vowels and explain in what ways they are useful for the phoneticians. Also, draw the figure for the primary cardinal vowel system. (7+3=10 Marks)

    Q2. If we mention about the stress within a word i.e. ‘Lexical Stress’, we define the term ‘stress’ as syllable prominence (Ball and Rahilly, 1999:105). You are required to read the statements given in the table, identify the category and mark the stressed syllable in capital letters of the underlined words in the respective columns. (5+5=10 Marks)
    Note: First statement is solved for your reference.

    Sr. Sentence Word Category Capitalize the stressed syllable
    1. His bike is his only means of transport. Noun TRANSport
    2. The country’s exports are highly valued in the international market.
    3. The general orders and soldiers obey.
    4. Just leave everything to me.
    5. “What’s the damage?” he asked the waiter.
    6. Each of the four parts of an IP address can have from one to three digits.
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