Phonology is the study of the patterning of sounds in language. It looks at where particular sounds can appear relative to other sounds, and it looks at changes that sounds undergo in particular contexts.
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- Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.