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This introduction to the sounds of Japanese is designed for English-speaking students with no prior knowledge of the language, and includes an audio CD which demonstrates the sounds and pronunciation described. It will be an invaluable resource for students of Japanese wishing to improve their pronunciation, as well as those studying Japanese linguistics. • Explains how speech sounds are produced in Japanese (articulatory phonetics), and the system of sounds in Japanese (phonology). • Covers a range of topics including vowels, consonants, syllables, accents, intonations, and phonemics. • Gives clear comparisons with English, and provides practical advice on pronunciation. • Provides a wealth of authentic Japanese examples. • Each chapter contains exercises to help students put their knowledge into practice.Read more
- Explains the fundamentals of phonetics and phonology, which makes the book accessible to readers with no prior knowledge of linguistics
- Contains a wealth of examples to illustrate each aspect of the description
- Provides challenging exercises at the end of each chapter, encouraging students to put their knowledge into practice
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- Date Published: January 2009
- format: Mixed media product
- isbn: 9780521617543
- length: 284 pages
- dimensions: 247 x 174 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.74kg
- contains: 4 b/w illus.
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
4. Syllable-initial consonants
5. Syllable-final consonants
6.Syllables and moras
7. Accent and intonation
8. Other topics
Appendix A. Broad phonetic transcription
Appendix B. Phonemes and allophones
Appendix C. Hepburn and Kunrei Romanization.
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