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Becoming proficient in phonetics takes practice, practice, and more practice. The Applied Phonetics Workbook provides just the resources to allow you to practice and hone your transcription skills. The three audio CDs that accompany the workbook provide a wide variety of transcription exercises. Exercises begin at a very basic level and build as your skills improve and develop.
The book contains black-and-white illustrations.
For the Student. Acknowledgements. Part I Mastering the Basics. Section 1 The Phonetic Alphabet: An Overview. Section 2 Consonants, Vowels. Section 3 Sound Variations in Phonetic Contexts, Registers, and Dialects. Section 4 Consonants, Vowels and Diphthongs. Section 5 Consonants, Vowels and Diphthongs. Section 6 Vowels and Diphthongs. Section 7 Stress in American English. Section 8 Transcribing More Allophonic Variations: Diacritics. Part II Advanced Transcription. Section 9 Transcribing Connected Speech. Section 10 Transcribing Dialect Differences. Section 11 Transcribing Non-Native Speech. Section 12 Transcribing Phonologically Disordered Speech. Section 13 Using Alternative Transcription Systems. Section 14 Putting It All Together: A Review of General Concepts. References. Appendix A Printed and Handwritten Symbols. Appendix B Selected Answers to Some Transcription Exercises. Appendix C Comparison of Commonly Used Phonetic Alphabets. Index. Flash Cards.