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Extensively class tested, this book offers a practical understanding approach to phonetics and the IPA in a workbook format. It will be welcomed by professionals,
students, and trainees in the fields of communication science, communication disorders, speech pathology, and linguistics.
Incl. intro to IPA, anatomical basis of phonemes, narrow transcription, pronunciation influences and dialects, etc.
Contents: Preface. Part I: Understanding Phonetics and Phonology. The Basis of Phonetics and Phonology. Anatomical and Physiological Correlates. Vowels. Diphthongs. Consonants. Single Phoneme and Phonological Development. Part II: Stress and Theory. Coarticulation. Syllable Stress. Narrow Transcription and Factors Influencing Pronunciation. Sentence Stress. Standards of Pronunciation and Dialects. Appendices: Background of the English Language. Old English. Middle English. The Modern Period. Alphabets, Writing, Spelling, and Dictionaries Throughout the Years. Loanwords.