Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students February 11, 2013
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Genre: Core Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology
Number of pages: 352 pages.
Publisher: Routledge, New York
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This book presents the essentials of the subject and their day-to-day applications in an engaging and accessible manner. It covers all the core concepts of speech science, such as the phoneme, syllable structure, production of speech, vowel and consonant possibilities, glottal settings, stress, rhythm, intonation and the surprises of connected speech. Further, it incorporates classic readings from key names in the discipline including David Abercrombie, David Crystal, Dennis Fry, Daniel Jones, Peter Ladefoged, Peter Trudgill and John Wells. It also includes an audio CD containing a collection of samples provided by genuine speakers of 25 accent varieties from Britain, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Singapore and West Africa. It gives outlines of the sound systems of six key languages from around the world and it contains over a hundred activity exercises, many accompanied by audio material. It is accompanied by a brand new companion website featuring additional guidance, audio files, keys to activities in the book, further exercises and activities, and extra practice in phonemic transcription.