Definition of allophonic in English:



  • See allophone

    • ‘Most speakers are largely unaware of the extent of allophonic variation in their language.’
    • ‘When listening for allophonic variation, it is necessary to try and distance yourself from a language.’
    • ‘If speech perception is allophonic for dyslexic children their perceptual deficit would be specifically phonological.’
    • ‘Children were not penalized for allophonic / dialect variation in vowel production, nor for systematic articulation errors.’
    • ‘Actually, factors such as a speaker's geographic origin determine to a large extent the allophonic choices and the deep phonological representation of each speaker.’