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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521717403
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/31/2009
  • Series: English Phonetics and Phonology Series
  • Edition description: 2 Audio CDs Included
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 244
  • Sales rank: 1,524,232
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition
List of symbols
Chart of the International Phonetic Alphabet
How to use this book
1 Introduction 1
2 The production of speech sounds 8
3 Long vowels, diphthongs and triphthongs 19
4 Voicing and consonants 27
5 The phoneme 38
6 Fricatives and affricates 48
7 Nasals and other consonants 58
8 The syllable 70
9 Strong and weak syllables 81
10 Stress in simple words 93
11 Complex word stress 104
12 Weak forms 112
13 Problems in phonemic analysis 121
14 Aspects of connected speech 134
15 Intonation 1 156
16 Intonation 2 162
17 Intonation 3 171
18 Functions of intonation 1 183
19 Functions of intonation 2 193
20 Further areas of study in phonetics and phonology 204
Recorded exercises 214
Answers to written exercises 248
Answers to recorded exercises 260
Recommendations for general reading 270
Bibliography 273
Index 280
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