An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology / Edition 3

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This fully revised third edition integrates updated references, new findings, and modern theories, to present readers with the most thorough and complete introduction to phonetics and phonology.

  • Exceptionally thorough, including detailed attention to articulatory and acoustic phonetics as well as to the foundations of phonological analysis
  • Features a number of valuable changes, incorporating new material on the latest findings in speech production studies; greater coverage of prosody, including a major section on autosegmental metrical models; expanded coverage of phonology, including Optimality Theory; and sections on L1 and L2 acquisition, and sociolectal variation
  • Integrates new findings, theories references throughout, offering students the most thorough and complete knowledge of the subject to date
  • Includes 125 figures throughout
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Editorial Reviews

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“A key general-reference text, which assumes no prior knowledge. In this edition, emphasis is placed on acoustic phonetics and phonological analysis, and it incorporates new material on developments in speech production studies, prosody, optimality theory in phonology, L1 and L2 acquisition and sociolectal variation.” Times Higher Education Supplement

“The third edition of An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology is a welcome update to an introductory volume which for many years has informed and challenged students in equal measures, and will clearly continue to do so.”
Gerry Docherty, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405130837
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2006
  • Series: Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 940,375
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

John Clark is Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Sydney and Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University.

Colin Yallop is Adjunct Professor in English at Macquarie University, an Honorary Fellow in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, and Chief Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary.

Janet Fletcher is Associate Professor in the School of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Melbourne.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Preface to the Third Edition.

List of Abbreviations.

1. Introduction.

2. Segmental Articulation.

3. Units of Speech.

4. The Phonemic Organization of Speech.

5. The Generative Approach to Phonology.

6. The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Production.

7. The Acoustics of Speech Production.

8. Speech Perception.

9. Prosody.

10. Feature Systems.

11. The Progress of Phonology.

Appendix 1: Phonetic Symbols.

Appendix 2: Features.



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