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

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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: 489,720
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

The IPA Chart
Pt. 1 Introduction to the IPA
1 What is the International Phonetic Alphabet? 3
2 Phonetic description and the IPA Chart 3
3 Guide to IPA notation 18
4 The phonemic principle 27
5 Broad and narrow transcriptions 28
6 IPA transcriptions for a language 30
7 Working with the IPA 31
8 Going beyond the IPA 32
9 Some problematic issues 33
10 The IPA and phonological theory 37
Pt. 2 Illustrations of the IPA
American English 41
Amharic 45
Arabic 51
Bulgarian 55
Cantonese 58
Catalan 61
Croatian 66
Czech 70
Dutch 74
French 78
Galician 82
German 86
Hausa 90
Hebrew 96
Hindi 100
Hungarian 104
Igbo 108
Irish 111
Japanese 117
Korean 120
Persian (Farsi) 124
Portuguese 126
Sindhi 131
Slovene 135
Swedish 140
Taba 143
Thai 147
Tukang Besi 151
Turkish 154
App. 1 The Principles of the International Phonetic Association 159
App. 2 Computer coding of IPA symbols 161
App. 3 Extensions to the IPA 186
App. 4 About the International Phonetic Association 194
App. 5 Reference charts 200
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