A Course in Phonetics (with CD-ROM) / Edition 5

A Course in Phonetics (with CD-ROM) / Edition 5

by Peter Ladefoged
     
 

ISBN-10: 1413006884

ISBN-13: 9781413006889

Pub. Date: 06/24/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

In the first complete revision since its original 1975 publication, Ladefoged (emeritus, phonetics, U. of California-Los Angeles) updates his textbook for students of linguistics, and for speech pathologists, communication scientists, and others who want to know about the sounds of English. He identifies the most important innovation in the fifth edition as the disk,…  See more details below

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In the first complete revision since its original 1975 publication, Ladefoged (emeritus, phonetics, U. of California-Los Angeles) updates his textbook for students of linguistics, and for speech pathologists, communication scientists, and others who want to know about the sounds of English. He identifies the most important innovation in the fifth edition as the disk, which contains exercises that can be printed, filled out, and turned in as well as demonstrations of exercises and auxiliary information such as map indexes and incidental notes on some recordings. Other changes include some material on acoustics and the incorporation of articulatory phonology, which can describe speech as a sequence of movements. The disk requires Microsoft Windows. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781413006889
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
06/24/2005
Edition description:
5TH BK&CDR
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


PART I: INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS. 1.Articulation and Acoustics. Speech Production. Sound Waves. Places of Articulatory Gestures. The Oro-Nasal Process. Manners of Articulation. The Waveforms of Consonants. The Articulation of Vowel Sounds. The Sounds of Vowels. Suprasegmentals. Exercises. 2. Phonology and Phonetic Transcription. The Transcription of Consonants. The Transcription of Vowels. Consonant and Vowel Charts. Phonology. Exercises. Performance Exercises. PART II: ENGLISH PHONETICS. 3. The Consonants of English. Stop Consonants. Fricatives. Affricates. Nasals. Approximants. Overlapping Gestures. Rules for English Consonant Allophones. Diacritics. Exercises. Performance Exercises. 4. English Vowels. Transcription and Phonetic Dictionaries. Vowel Quality. The Auditory Vowel Space. American and British Vowels. Diphthongs. Rhotic Vowels. Unstressed Syllables. Tense and Lax Vowels. Rules for English Vowel Allophones. Exercises. Performance Exercises. 5. English Words and Sentences. Words in Connected Speech. Stress. Degrees of Stress. Sentence Rhythm. Intonation. Target Tones. Exercises. Performance Exercises. PART III: GENERAL PHONETICS. 6. Airstream Mechanisms and Phonation Types. Airstream Mechanisms. States of the Glottis. Voice Onset Time. Summary of Actions of the Glottis. Exercises. Performance Exercises. 7. Consonantal Gestures. Articulatory Targets. Types of Articulatory Gestures. Summary of Manners of Articulation. Exercises. Performance Exercises. 8. Acoustic Phonetics. Source/Filter Theory. Tube Models. Perturbation Theory. Acoustic Analysis. Acoustics of Consonants. Interpreting Spectrograms. Individual Differences. Exercises. 9. Vowels and Vowel-like Articulations. Cardinal Vowels. Secondary Cardinal Vowels. Vowels in Other Accents of English. Vowels in Other Languages. Advanced Tongue Root. Rhotacized Vowels. Nasalization. Summary of Vowel Quality. Semivowels. Secondary Articulatory Gestures. Exercises. Performance Exercises. 10. Syllables and Suprasegmental Features. Syllables. Stress. Length. Timing. Intonation and Tone. Stress, Tone, and Pitch Accent Languages. Exercises. Performance Exercises. 11. Linguistic Phonetics. Phonetics of the Community and of the Individual. The International Phonetic Alphabet. Feature Hierarchy. A Problem with Linguistic Explanations. Controlling Articulatory Movements. Memory for Speech. The Balance between Phonetic Forces. Performance Exercises. APPENDIX A: Additional Material for Transcription. APPENDIX B: Suggestions for Contributors to the Journal of the International Phonetic Association. NOTES. GLOSSARY. FURTHER READING. INDEX.

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