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Preface for Students.
Figure 1: The Origins of Speech.
Figure 2: The International Phonetic Alphabet.
Part I: English Phonetics: Consonants (i):.
Airstream and Articulation.
Place of Articulation.
Manner of Articulation: Stops, Fricatives and Approximants.
Part II: English Phonetics: Consonants (ii):.
Central vs Lateral.
Taps and Trills.
Part III: English Phonetics: Vowels (i):.
The Primary Cardinal Vowels.
RP and GA Short Vowels.
Part IV: English Phonetics: Vowels (ii):.
RP Long Vowels.
Part V: The Phonemic Principle:.
Introduction: 'Linguistic Knowledge'.
Contrast vs Predictability: the Phoneme.
Phonemes, Allophones and Contexts.
Part VI: English Phonemes:.
English Consonant Phonemes.
The Phonological Form of Morphemes.
English Vowel Phonemes.
Part VII: English Syllable Structure:.
Constituency in Syllable Structure.
The Sonority Hierarchy, Maximal Onset and Syllable Weight.
Syllable Consonants and Phonotactics.
Morphological Structure, Syllable Structure and Resyllabification.
Part VIII: English Word Stress:.
Introduction: Is English Word stress Predictable?.
Word Stress Assignment, Syntactic Category, and Syllable Structure.
Word Stress Assignment and Morphological Structure.
Part IX: The Rhythm of English:.
Phonological Generalisations and Foot Structure.
The Rhythm of English: Stress Timing and Eurythmy.
Part X: Connected Speech and Intonation:.
Reduction, Assimilation and Elision.
Insertion of Intonation: Its Form.
The Functions of Intonation.
Part XI: Variation in English Accents:.
Systemic vs Realisational Differences between Accents.
Perceptual and Articulatory Space.
Differences in the Lexical Distribution of Phonemes.
Appendix: General Australian English: Defining the General Australian English accent.
General Australian Vowels.
General Australian Consonants.
London English: Identifying London English.
London English vowels.
London English Consonants.
New York City English: Defining New York City English.
New York City Vowels.
New York City Consonants.
Scottish Standard English and Lowland Scots:.
Defining SSE and Lowland Scots.
Vowels in the Lowland Scots Dialect.
Tyneside English: Defining the Tyneside English Accents.
An Overview of some Common Phenomena found in Accent Variation.
Suggestions for Further Reading.