Phonetic Symbol Guide [NOOK Book]

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Phonetic Symbol Guide is a comprehensive and authoritative encyclopedia of phonetic alphabet symbols, providing a complete survey of the hundreds of characters used by linguists and speech scientists to record the sounds of the world's languages.

This fully revised second edition incorporates the major revisions to the International Phonetic Alphabet made in 1989 and 1993. Also covered are the American tradition of transcription stemming from...
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Phonetic Symbol Guide

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Overview


Phonetic Symbol Guide is a comprehensive and authoritative encyclopedia of phonetic alphabet symbols, providing a complete survey of the hundreds of characters used by linguists and speech scientists to record the sounds of the world's languages.

This fully revised second edition incorporates the major revisions to the International Phonetic Alphabet made in 1989 and 1993. Also covered are the American tradition of transcription stemming from the anthropological school of Franz Boas; the Bloch/Smith/Trager style of transcription; the symbols used by dialectologists of the English language; usages of specialists such as Slavicists, Indologists, Sinologists, and Africanists; and the transcription proposals found in all major textbooks of phonetics.

With sixty-one new entries, an expanded glossary of phonetic terms, added symbol charts, and a full index, this book will be an indispensable reference guide for students and professionals in linguistics, phonetics, anthropology, philology, modern language study, and speech science.
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A dictionary of symbols used both currently and historically to transcribe speech, arranged as close to alphabetically as possible. Illustrates the symbol and describes the sound it stands for in however many transcription systems use it; notes analogues in the better known systems; and refers to specific pages of the sources. Also includes a section of diacritical marks; a glossary without pronunciation guides; and charts for the International Phonetic Association, Chomsky-Hale, Block and Tager, and American Usage systems. Updated and augmented with 60 new entries from the 1986 edition. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226924885
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 2/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 934,216
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents


Preface
Table of Entries
Introduction
Character Entries
Diacritic Entries
Glossary
References
Symbol Charts
The Cardinal Vowels 1-8
The Cardinal Vowels 9-16
IPA Symbols for Unrounded Vowels
IPA Symbols for Rounded Vowels
Bloch and Trager's Vowel Symbols
American Usage Vowel Symbols
The Chomsky/Halle Vowel System
American Usage Consonant Symbols
IPA Consonant Symbols
IPA Suprasegmental Symbols
IPA Diacritics
Language Index
Subject Index
Symbol Name Index

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