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> Phonetics


A Practical Introduction


Ratree Wayland, University of Florida


Speech is the most effective medium humans use to exchange and transmit knowledge, ideas and experiences. It exists physiologically as neural and muscular activity, and subsequent articulatory, acoustic and auditory events, and as an abstract, rule-governed system at the psychological level. Together, both levels produce communication by speech. To appreciate speech and its communicative function, all of its characteristics must be understood. This book offers the most comprehensive and accessible coverage of the three areas of phonetics: articulatory, acoustic, and…

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Key features

  • Assumes no prior knowledge of the field, so concepts are explained with a beginner audience in mind - each concept is clearly defined and illustrated with examples, illustrations, chapter summaries, hands-on exercises and practice tasks
  • Includes instructions on how to use online phonetics software, such as Praat - something students are more commonly asked to do, as well as how to use spectrographs/grams
  • Comprehensively covers the three areas of phonetics: articulatory, acoustic, and auditory or speech perception

About the book

  • DOI
  • Subjects Language and Linguistics,Phonetics and Phonology
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 31 January 2019
    • ISBN: 9781108418348
    • Dimensions (mm): 247 x 174 mm
    • Weight: 0.76kg
    • Page extent: 304 pages
    • Availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 31 January 2019
    • ISBN: 9781108407076
    • Dimensions (mm): 247 x 174 mm
    • Weight: 0.62kg
    • Page extent: 304 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 26 August 2020
    • ISBN: 9781108289849

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