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Introducing Phonetic Science

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  • Date Published: April 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521004961

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  • This accessible new textbook presents a practical introduction to phonetics, the study of speech. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, it introduces students to the fundamental concepts in phonetic science, and equips them with the essential skills needed for recognizing, describing and transcribing a range of speech sounds. With numerous graded exercises enabling students to put these skills into practice, Introducing Phonetic Science provides a solid foundation in phonetics, and will be invaluable to students beginning courses in linguistics, speech sciences, language pathology and language therapy.

    • Introduces the fundamental concepts in phonetic science in a clear and accessible way
    • Looks at instrumental techniques for analysing speech as well as traditional articulatory description
    • Suitable for undergraduates studying a range of disciplines, such as linguistics, speech sciences, language pathology and language therapy
    • Further exercises will be available on an accompanying website
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    'This rigorous and comprehensive introduction will prove to be invaluable not only to students of phonetics and linguistics but to all who are interested in the study of sound, speech and language.' Professor Yoshiki Nagase, University of Yamanashi, Japan

    'Ashby and Maidment have succeeded in synthesizing complex and challenging material in a way that is accessible to beginners … I have not used a better introductory textbook on the subject.' Dominic Watt, Department of Linguistics, University of Aberdeen

    'An excellent introductory textbook. It is the only one that truly combines articulatory and instrumental approaches to phonetics. In addition it has a abundance of clear and helpful exercises.' William Idsardi, Department of Linguistics, University of Delaware

    'Ashby and Maidment succeed resoundingly in introducing the basics of phonetics from scratch … They have illustrated the text excellently, with large, well-explained spectrograms and diagrams, and the volume is clearly written, with individual chapters on place and manner of articulation, phonation, air-stream mechanisms, co-articulation, suprasegmentals, speech perception and basic phonology. … Students of phonology and phonetics would benefit … and will find … some explanations that are clearly better than those available elsewhere.' The Times Higher Education Supplement

    'This introductory textbook in phonetics is excellently composed and written, it's style being mostly clear and elegant in spite of the complex topic. It contains a large number of figures, tables and practical exercises. Illuminating sound examples have been taken from several languages from different parts of the world. It also treats some issues that are usually not included in introductory textbooks, e.g. voice types, click modification, hearing deficiencies. ... the book will be highly recommendable, due to its very high quality in terms of coverage, as well as macro- and micro-level composition.' Moderna Sprak

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    • Date Published: April 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521004961
    • length: 230 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 173 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.472kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction to speech
    2. Voice
    3. Place of articulation
    4. Manner of articulation
    5. Vowels
    6. Voice II
    7. Airstream mechanisms
    8. Speech sounds and speech movements
    9. Basic phonological concepts
    10. Suprasegmentals
    11. Speaker and hearer.

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    Introducing Phonetic Science

    Michael Ashby, John Maidment

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    Michael Ashby, University College London
    Michael Ashby is Senior Lecturer in Phonetics at University College London.

    John Maidment, University College London
    John Maidment is Lecturer in Phonetics at University College London.

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