Fundamentals of Phonetics: A Practical Guide for Students / Edition 2

Fundamentals of Phonetics: A Practical Guide for Students / Edition 2

by Larry H. Small
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205419127

ISBN-13: 9780205419128

Pub. Date: 06/29/2004

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Centered on a strong foundation of hands-on experience, Fundamentals of Phonetics: A Practical Guide for Students, Second Edition, is designed to help instructors provide their students with the most current topics and theories related to phonetics and phonetic transcription.

Highlights of the Second Edition:

  • Approaches phonetics in a clear

Overview

Centered on a strong foundation of hands-on experience, Fundamentals of Phonetics: A Practical Guide for Students, Second Edition, is designed to help instructors provide their students with the most current topics and theories related to phonetics and phonetic transcription.

Highlights of the Second Edition:

  • Approaches phonetics in a clear, comprehensive and 'early-stage' manner for students who have not yet begun clinical training.
  • Supplemental audio CDs provide students additional practice in transcription by allowing them to listen to various speakers with varying dialects. A CD icon alerts students to listen to the audio recordings while completing text exercises (Chapters 2-8).
  • Provides a vast amount of transcription exercises, with more examples of children with phonological problems (Chapters 4-8).
  • NEW examples of Arabic and Russian Influenced English.
  • NEW exercises that provide practice transcribing the same sentence by more than one speaker.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205419128
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
06/29/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.83(h) x 0.67(d)

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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