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Handbook of the International Phonetic Association

Handbook of the International Phonetic Association
A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet

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    • Date Published: June 1999
    • availability: In stock
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521637510
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    • This book is a comprehensive guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet, widely used for over a century to transcribe the sounds of languages. The Handbook is in three parts: Part I contains an introduction to phonetic description and exemplification of the use of phonetic symbols; Part II consists of twenty-nine "Illustrations" of the application of the International Phonetic Alphabet to a range of languages; and Part III covers speech pathology, computer codings, and the history of the IPA. This is an essential reference work for phoneticians and linguists more generally.

      • The essential, official guide to the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet and their usage
      • Replaces and updates the 1949 Principles of the IPA, and incorporates supplementary material published in the International Phonetic Association's journal since that date
      • Provides comprehensive and authoritative listing of computer codes for all phonetic symbols
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      "This is an excellent book for speech clinicians, language teachers, and researchers." Dorothy Haubner, ASHA Review

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      04th Dec 2014 by Spielzeug

      Would like it to be a little cheaper, but it is a perfect book for linguists! Thank you!

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      • Date Published: June 1999
      • format: Paperback
      • isbn: 9780521637510
      • length: 213 pages
      • dimensions: 229 x 150 x 15 mm
      • weight: 0.368kg
      • availability: In stock
    • Table of Contents

      Part I. Introduction to the IPA:
      1. What is the International Phonetic Alphabet?
      2. Phonetic description and the IPA chart
      3. Guide to IPA notation
      4. The phonemic principle
      5. Broad and narrow transcriptions
      6. IPA transcriptions for a language
      7. Working with the IPA
      8. Going beyond the IPA
      9. Some problematic issues
      10. The IPA and phonological theory
      Part II. Illustrations of the IPA
      Part III. Appendices.

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