15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

What are Phonetic Categories?

John Kingston

University of Massachusetts, USA

This paper reviews some of what is known about the acquisition and mental representation of phonetic categories. They in part arise from the language learner's experience, but not entirely. They are, moreover, governed by functional principles, which must nonetheless be instantiated in the mind and grammar.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kingston, John (2003): "What are phonetic categories?", In ICPhS-15, 285-288.