A problem-based introduction to phonetics, with 300+ exercises integrated into the text to help the student discover and practice the subject interactively. It assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and highlights and explains new terms and concepts when they are first introduced. Graded review questions and exercises at the end of every unit help the student monitor their own progress and further practice new skills, and there is frequent cross-referencing for the student to see how the subject fits together and how later concepts build on earlier ones. The book highlights the differences between speech and writing in Unit One and covers all the essential topics of a phonetics course.Read more
- A problem-based introduction to phonetics, with more than three hundred exercises integrated into the text to help the student discover and practice the subject interactively
- Assumes no previous knowledge of phonetics and highlights and explains new terms and concepts when they are first introduced
- Highlights the differences between speech and writing in Unit One
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Advance quote: “Engagingly written, this accessible introduction to articulatory phonetics tests the reader's understanding at every stage with a structured series of questions and exercises. The 20 well-balanced units cover basic theory and the essentials of English phonetics, including intonation. Any student new to phonetics will find this a valuable learning aid.” --Jill House, Phonetics, UCL
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- Date Published: February 2012
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521732444
- length: 314 pages
- dimensions: 246 x 175 x 15 mm
- weight: 0.63kg
- contains: 115 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. The difference between speech and writing
2. Consonant voicing
3. Consonant place of articulation
4. Consonant manner of articulation
5. The IPA chart and mid-sagittal sections for consonants
7. Airstream mechanisms
8. Syllables and stress
9. Allophonic variations of voice
10. Allophonic variations of place
11. Allophonic variations of manner
12. Allophonic variations of vowels
13. Allophonic transcription and parametric diagrams
14. Speech sound variation
15. Weak forms and elision
18. Broad transcription
20. Functions of intonation.
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