Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception / Edition 1

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Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception is a comprehensive introduction to the study of speech and sound. The textbook also offers uniquely thorough coverage of related relevant areas, including vocal fold vibration and the working of the ear, creating an engagingly flexible work for instructors. Exercises at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice, and a companion website at offers a range of sound files that vividly illustrate the text.
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"I would say that the strength of this book lies in the technical chapters." (The Linguist, June 2010)

“I have taught speech science and phonetics courses for over 35 years, always using my own individually designed course packet — now I finally can adopt a textbook that meets all my needs. This book provides an in-depth, up-to-date, and reader friendly treatment of how human speech is produced, acoustically shaped, analyzed, and perceived.” Harvey M. Sussman, University of Texas at Austin

"Reetz and Jongman's textbook should be required reading for anyone interested in learning about and understanding phonetics. Phonetics is a rich but challenging field of study since it covers such a broad range of areas (speech production, acoustics, speech perception) across a number of disciplines (physics, physiology, linguistics, psychology, biology). Reetz and Jongman provide a masterful and rich introduction that is probably the most comprehensive of any current or even past textbook by combining articulatory phonetics and phonetic transcription with acoustic phonetics and speech perception. As a consequence, the student will not only learn each of these critical areas but ultimately how they may inform each other. The approach of this book is importantly conceptual, introducing the student to the principles underlying speech. Technical concepts are introduced in a clear manner, examples are plentiful, exercises and demonstrations on the book's website provide hands-on and interactive opportunities that will enhance and enrich the learning process." Sheila E. Blumstein, Brown University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631232261
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/29/2008
  • Series: Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics Series , #6
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 549,986
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Henning Reetz is a Professor at the Institute for Phonetics and Phonology at the University of Frankfurt, Germany.

Allard Jongman is a Professor in the Linguistics Department of the University of Kansas, and Co-Director of the University of Kansas Phonetics and Psycholinguistics Laboratory (KUPPL). Dr Jongman has published extensively on acoustic and auditory phonetics in a variety of languages.

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Table of Contents

1 About this Book 1

2 Articulatory Phonetics 9

3 Phonetic Transcription 23

4 Place and Manner of Articulation of Consonants and Vowels 49

5 Physiology of the Vocal Apparatus 63

6 Airstream Mechanisms and Phonation Types 91

7 Basic Acoustics 105

8 Analysis Methods for Speech Sounds 130

9 The Source-Filter Theory of Speech Production 162

10 Acoustic Characteristics of Speech Sounds 182

11 Syllables and Suprasegmentals 208

12 Physiology and Psychophysics of Hearing 226

13 Speech Perception 251

App. A 280

App. B 295

App. C 300

References 302

Index 309

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