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

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Overview

This practical introduction to linguistic phonetics focuses on teaching students the skills necessary for expert phonetic transcription of individuals with disordered speech. Through an abundance of exercises and available recordings, this text makes the learning of phonetics clear, systematic, and easy. The auditory examples make it easy for instructors to describe and explain dialects and easy for students to understand difficult topics associated with speech production - such as word stress and producing certain speech sounds. This text emphasizes issues tied to linguistic phonetics with an introduction to clinical phonetics, and issues involving dialectal variation of speech, a topic missing (or dated) in other texts.

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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: 87,640
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry H. Small received both a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Audiology (1977), and an M.A. in Audiology (1977) from Kent State University. He received his Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from Ohio University in 1984. He worked as a clinical audiologist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha from 1978 – 1980. Dr. Small joined the faculty of Bowling Green State University (BGSU) in 1984, and remained on the faculty for twenty-four years, prior to his retirement in 2008 when he was named Associate Professor Emeritus. While at BGSU, he served as the Director of the University Honors Program (1991 – 1996). He was also Chair of the Department of Communication Disorders from 2003-2007. Dr. Small was on the Executive Board of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) from 2007-2011, serving as President from 2009-2010. He began teaching undergraduate and AuD courses at Ohio State University (OSU) in 2008. For the past thirty years, he has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in phonetics, hearing science, diagnostic audiology and aural rehabilitation, both at BGSU and OSU. He has authored or co-authored numerous presentations and publications. Dr. Small was named an ASHA Fellow in 2014.

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Table of Contents

Most chapters conclude with "Review Exercises," "Study Questions," and "Assignments."

1. Phonetics: A "Sound" Science.
Variation in Phonetic Practice.

2. The Phonetic Representation of English.
The Difference between Spelling and Sound.
Morphemes.
Phonemes.
Distinctive Features.
Allophones: Members of a Phoneme Family.
Systematic versus Impressionistic Transcription.
Syllables.
Word Stress.

3. Anatomy of the Speech Mechanism.
The Respiratory System and Respiration.
The Laryngeal System and Phonation.
The Supralaryngeal System and Articulation.
The Vocal Tract and Resonance.

4. Vowel Transcription.
What Is a Vowel?
The English Vowels.

5. Consonant Transcription.
What Is a Consonant?
Vowels versus Consonants.
Manner, Place, and Voicing.
The English Consonants.

6. Connected Speech.
Assimilation.
The Suprasegmental Aspects of Speech.

7. Clinical Phonetics.
Overview of the Clinical Process.
Typical Phonological Development.
Phonological Processes.
Children with Phonological Disorders.
Allophonic Transcription of Speech.
Placement of Diacritics in Transcription.
The extIPA.
Suggestions for Transcription.

8. Dialectial Variation.
Regional Dialects.
Southern American English.
Eastern American English.
Social and Ethnic Dialects.
African American Vernacular English.
Learning English as a Second Language.
Spanish-Influenced English.
Asian/Pacific-Influenced English.

References.

Answers to Questions.

Glossary.

Index.

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