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English Phonetics and Phonology Paperback with Audio CDs (2): A Practical Course / Edition 4
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English Phonetics and Phonology Paperback with Audio CDs (2): A Practical Course / Edition 4

by Peter Roach
 

ISBN-10: 052171740X

ISBN-13: 9780521717403

Pub. Date: 05/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, this course has established itself as the most practical, comprehensive text in the field and become widely used in many parts of the world in universities and other institutions of higher education. This new edition takes into account recent developments in the teaching of phonology. It includes updated

Overview

Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, this course has established itself as the most practical, comprehensive text in the field and become widely used in many parts of the world in universities and other institutions of higher education. This new edition takes into account recent developments in the teaching of phonology. It includes updated references, fuller coverage of intonation, and a new chapter on different varieties of English with illustrative recorded material. At the end of each chapter in the book there are notes giving information on further reading, discussion of the more challenging issues, written exercises and, where appropriate, suggestions for teachers. In addition the audio CDs include recorded exercises for every chapter which are particularly helpful for non-native speakers. A full answer key is available at the back of the book. Additional exercises and other supporting material are available online.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521717403
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Series:
English Phonetics and Phonology Series
Edition description:
2 Audio CDs Included
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
708,417
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the fourth edition ix

List of symbols x

Chart of the International Phonetic Alphabet xii

1 Introduction 1

1.1 How the course is organised 1

1.2 The English Phonetics and Phonology website 2

1.3 Phonemes and other aspects of pronunciation 2

1.4 Accents and dialects 3

2 The production of speech sounds 8

2.1 Articulators above the larynx 8

2.2 Vowel and consonant 10

2.3 English short vowels 13

3 Long vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs 16

3.1 English long vowels 16

3.2 Diphthongs 17

3.3 Triphthongs 18

4 Voicing and consonants 22

4.1 The larynx 22

4.2 Respiration and voicing 24

4.3 Plosives 26

4.4 English plosives 26

4.5 Fortis and lenis 28

5 Phonemes and symbols 31

5.1 The phoneme 31

5.2 Symbols and transcription 33

5.3 Phonology 35

6 Fricatives and affricates 39

6.1 Production of fricatives and affricates 39

6.2 The fricatives of English 40

6.3 The affricates of English 43

6.4 Fortis consonants 44

7 Nasals and other consonants 46

7.1 Nasals 46

7.2 The consonant l 48

7.3 The consonant r 49

7.4 The consonants j and w 50

8 The syllable 56

8.1 The nature of the syllable 56

8.2 The structure of the English syllable 57

8.3 Syllable division 60

9 Strong and weak syllables 64

9.1 Strong and weak 64

9.2 The $$ vowel ("schwa") 65

9.3 Close front and close back vowels 66

9.4 Syllabic consonants 68

10 Stress in simple words 73

10.1 The nature of stress 73

10.2 Levels of stress 74

10.3 Placement of stress within the word 75

11 Complex word stress 82

11.1 Complex words 82

11.2 Suffixes 83

11.3 Prefixes 85

11.4 Compound words 85

11.5 Variable stress 86

11.6 Word-class pairs 87

12 Weakforms 89

13 Problems in phonemic analysis 97

13.1 Affricates 97

13.2 The English vowel system 99

13.3 Syllabic consonants 100

13.4 Clusters of s with plosives 101

13.5 Schwa 101

13.6 Distinctive features 102

13.7 Conclusion 103

14 Aspects of connected speech 107

14.1 Rhythm 107

14.2 Assimilation 110

14.3 Elision 113

14.4 Linking 115

15 Intonation 1 119

15.1 Form and function in intonation 120

15.2 Tone and tone languages 121

15.3 Complex tones and pitch height 122

15.4 Some functions of English tones 123

15.5 Tones on other words 126

16 Intonation 2 129

16.1 The tone-unit 129

16.2 The structure of the tone-unit 130

16.3 Pitch possibilities in the simple tone-unit 133

17 Intonation 3 136

17.1 Fall-rise and rise-fall tones followed by a tail 136

17.2 High and low heads 138

17.3 Problems in analysing the form of intonation 140

17.4 Autosegmental treatment of intonation 143

18 Functions of intonation 1 146

18.1 The attitudinal function of intonation 147

18.2 Expressing attitudes 150

19 Functions of intonation 2 153

19.1 The accentual function of intonation 153

19.2 The grammatical function of intonation 154

19.3 The discourse function of intonation 156

19.4 Conclusions 159

20 Varieties of English pronunciation 161

20.1 The study of variety 161

20.2 Geographical variation 162

20.3 Other sources of variation 165

Recorded exercises 169

Audio Unit 1 Introduction 169

Audio Unit 2 English short vowels 170

Audio Unit 3 Long vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs 171

Audio Unit 4 Plosives 173

Audio Unit 5 Revision 176

Audio Unit 6 Fricatives and affricates 177

Audio Unit 7 Further consonants 179

Audio Unit 8 Consonant clusters 181

Audio Unit 9 Weak syllables 183

Audio Unit 10 Word stress 185

Audio Unit 11 Complex word stress 187

Audio Unit 12 Weak forms 188

Audio Unit 13 Revision 190

Audio Unit 14 Elisions and rhythm 191

Audio Unit 15 Tones 192

Audio Unit 16 The tone-unit 193

Audio Unit 17 Intonation 195

Audio Unit 18 Intonation: extracts from conversation 196

Audio Unit 19 Further practice on connected speech 197

Audio Unit 20 Transcription of connected speech 198

Answers to written exercises 200

Answers to recorded exercises 210

Recommendations for general reading 219

Bibliography 222

Index 227

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