Handbook of the International Phonetic Association: A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet

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Overview

This book is a comprehensive guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet, widely used for over a century to transcribe the sounds of languages. The Handbook is in three parts: Part I contains an introduction to phonetic description and exemplification of the use of phonetic symbols; Part II consists of twenty-nine "Illustrations" of the application of the International Phonetic Alphabet to a range of languages; and Part III covers speech pathology, computer codings, and the history of the IPA. This is an essential reference work for phoneticians and linguists more generally.
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"This is an excellent book for speech clinicians, language teachers, and researchers." Dorothy Haubner, ASHA Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521637510
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 214
  • Sales rank: 638,597
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to the IPA: 1. What is the International Phonetic Alphabet?; 2. Phonetic description and the IPA chart; 3. Guide to IPA notation; 4. The phonemic principle; 5. Broad and narrow transcriptions; 6. IPA transcriptions for a language; 7. Working with the IPA; 8. Going beyond the IPA; 9. Some problematic issues; 10. The IPA and phonological theory; Part II. Illustrations of the IPA; Part III. Appendices.
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