Phonetic Data Analysis: An Introduction to Fieldwork and Instrumental Techniques / Edition 1

Phonetic Data Analysis: An Introduction to Fieldwork and Instrumental Techniques / Edition 1

by Peter Ladefoged, Ladefoged
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631232699

ISBN-13: 9780631232698

Pub. Date: 10/06/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Describing how people talk requires recording and analyzing phonetic data. This is true for researchers investigating the variant pronunciations of street names in Los Angeles, missionaries translating the Bible into a little-known tongue, and scholars obtaining data from a carefully controlled group in a laboratory experiment. Phonetic Data Analysis

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Describing how people talk requires recording and analyzing phonetic data. This is true for researchers investigating the variant pronunciations of street names in Los Angeles, missionaries translating the Bible into a little-known tongue, and scholars obtaining data from a carefully controlled group in a laboratory experiment. Phonetic Data Analysis examines the procedures involved in describing the sounds of a language and illustrates the basic techniques of experimental phonetics, most of them requiring little more than a tape recorder, a video camera, and a computer.

This book enables readers to work with a speaker in a classroom setting or to go out into the field and make their own discoveries about how the sounds of a language are made. Peter Ladefoged, one of the world’s leading phoneticians, introduces the experimental phonetic techniques for describing the major phonetic characteristics of any language. Throughout the book there are also comments, written in a more anecdotal fashion, on Ladefoged’s own fieldwork.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631232698
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/06/2003
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Recording The Sounds of A Language
2Finding The Places of Articulation
3Aerodynamic Investigations
4Pitch, Loudness and Length
6Acoustic Analysis of Consonants
7Acoustic Analysis of Phonation Types
8Coda
Index

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