Fundamentals of Phonetics: A Practical Guide for Students / Edition 3

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Overview

Supplemental Audio CDs Available!

Additional practice in transcription is available through this three-CD set with over 180 minutes of recordings. Listen to speakers with varying dialects while completing the text exercises. The CDs also provide practice transcribing the same sentence by more than one speaker as well as providing extensive examples of children with speech sound disorders.

Supplemental Audio CD Set ISBN: 0132582619

Combined special text and CD package available by ordering the following ISBN: 0132700646

Critical topics associated with speech production such as word stress and transcription of disordered speech are sometimes difficult to grasp for introductory communication science and disorders students. The third edition of Fundamentals of Phonetics meets this challenge by offering readers a clear, welcoming, and practical introduction to phonetics that pairs easy-to-understand prose with an array of helpful learning tools and resources. While learning the fundamentals of speech mechanism anatomy, transcription of connected speech, clinical phonetics, and dialectical variation, students will benefit from learning objectives, extensive exercises with answers provided, a complete glossary of terms, and auditory samples (CD Set available separately) that make learning about phonetic transcription more manageable, systematic, and engaging.

New to This Edition

  • New introductory material on the use of electronic fonts (Chapter 1) is provided to acquaint the reader in the use of computer fonts in transcription of speech.
  • New information on speech acoustics (Chapters 4 & 5) includes the addition of several spectrograms illustrating the acoustic characteristics of speech sounds to help students better understand vowels and consonant production.
  • A complete revision of the clinical phonetics chapter (Chapter 7) includes updated information on speech sound disorders. Readers are provided with expanded coverage relative to the transcription of disordered speech using both diacritical markings and non-English IPA symbols.
  • A complete revision of the dialects chapter (Chapter 8) provides the reader with more current information and contemporary perspectives on how native language impacts learning of a second language.
  • New and updated exercises throughout the text supplement the new written material and ensure that every learning tool is up-to-date and relevant.
  • Online resources are listed at the end of each chapter, allowing students to learn more about the material they have just covered or to research topics that especially interest them. References have also been updated throughout the text to keep the text current and accurate.
  • Learning objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide the reader with an outline of goals and main concepts.
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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Focusing on teaching the ability to transcribe spoken language for introductory phonetics courses, this textbook discusses the problems of using the Roman alphabet to transcribe English, the anatomical structures used in producing spoken language, and other topics. The CD-ROM contains audio files of examples, oral discussions, and review exercises from the book. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132582100
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 4/18/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 236,690
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition

1 Phonetics: A “Sound” Science

Chapter Learning Objectives

Introduction

Phonetics as a Field of Study

Variation in Phonetic Practice

IPA Fonts

A Note on Pronunciation and Dialect

Study Questions

On-Line Resources

2 Phonetic Transcription of English

Chapter Learning Objectives

The Difference between Spelling and Sound

Morphemes

Phonemes

Allophones: Members of a Phoneme Family

Syllables

Word Stress

Broad versus Narrow Transcription

Review Exercises

Study Questions

On-Line Resources

Assignments

3 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism

Chapter Learning Objectives

The Respiratory System and Respiration

The Laryngeal System and Phonation

The Supralaryngeal System and Articulation

Review Exercises

Study Questions

On-Line Resources

4 Vowels

Chapter Learning Objectives

What Is a Vowel ?

The Vocal Tract and Resonance

Transcription of the English Vowels

Review Exercises

Study Questions

On-Line Resources

Assignments

5 Consonants

Chapter Learning Objectives

What Is a Consonant?

Consonants versus Vowels

Manner, Place, and Voicing

The English Consonants

Review Exercises

Study Questions

On-Line Resources

Assignments

6 Connected Speech

Chapter Learning Objectives

Assimilation

Suprasegmental Aspects of Speech

Review Exercises

Study Questions

On-Line Resources

Assignments

7 Clinical Phonetics: Transcription of Speech Sound Disorders

Chapter Learning Objectives

Overview of the Clinical Process

Typical Phonological Development

Phonological Processes

Children with Phonological Disorders

Transcription of Speech Sound Disorders: Diacritics

The extIPA and the VoQS

Transcription of Speech Sound Disorders: Non-English Phonemes

Suggestions for Transcription

Review Exercises

Study Questions

On-Line Resources

Assignments

8 Dialectal Variation

Chapter Learning Objectives

Regional Dialects

Southern American English

Eastern American English

Social and Ethnic Dialects

African American English

Learning English as a Second Language

Spanish-Influenced English

Asian/Pacific-Influenced English

Russian- and Arabic-Influenced English

Review Exercises

Study Questions

On-Line Resources

Assignments

References

Answers to Questions

Appendix A

Glossary

Index

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