Phonetics: The Science of Speech

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This comprehensive introductory textbook is designed primarily for stu dents of linguistics who are encountering phonetics for the first time . The book guides the reader through the main sub-areas of phonetic sc ience which constitute the "speech chain", charting the progress of sp eech from speaker to listener.

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Overview

This comprehensive introductory textbook is designed primarily for stu dents of linguistics who are encountering phonetics for the first time . The book guides the reader through the main sub-areas of phonetic sc ience which constitute the "speech chain", charting the progress of sp eech from speaker to listener.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340700099
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin J. Ball is Professor in the Department of Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA.
Joan Rahilly is Senior Lecturer in Languages and Linguistics at Queen's University of Belfast, UK.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The anatomy and physiology of speech 4
2 Initiation of speech 18
3 Speech articulation 40
4 Segments of speech: obstruent consonants 62
5 Segments of speech: sonorant cosonants and vowels 85
6 Suprasegments of speech 103
7 Multiple articulations, co-articulation and the parameters of speech 123
8 Principles and methods of phonetic transcription 139
9 Acoustic characteristics of speech 154
10 The perception of speech 178
11 Perceptual phonetics 191
12 Instrumental phonetics 201
App. 1 Phonetics charts 225
App. 2: Languages cited in the text 226
References 233
Index 237
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