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Linguistic Test 5

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The scientific study of sound and sound waves
Any piece of morphological material with an identifiable function: for example, English -s is a symbol of plurality
The different parts of the vocal tract that can change the shape of the air flow
Any statement, in some particular framework or description, which prohibits some derivation, process, structure or combination of elements which would otherwise be allowed
A rhyme between two words which are stressed on the final syllable: keen/mean; rain/remain; interfere/appear
A narrowing or closure of the vocal tract at some particular point during an articulation by the movement of the organs of articulation
The term refers to the characteristic or long-term positioning of articulators by individual or groups of speakers of a particular language
The branch of phonetics which deals with the physical characteristics of the sound waves which carry speech sounds between mouth and ear.
Any characteristic of speech which conveys information about the personal characteristics of the speaker: sex, age, social class, mood, etc
The parameter which treats differences in the activity of the vocal organs

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