Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students / Edition 1

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Overview

Practical Phonetics and Phonology:

  • presents the essentials of the subject in a lively way whilst stressing the day-to-day applications of phonetics and phonology
  • covers all the core concepts of speech science such as: the phoneme, syllable structure, production of speech, vowel and consonant possibilities, glottal settings, stress, rhythm, intonation and the surprises of connected speech
  • incorporates classic readings from key names in the discipline including David Abercrombie, David Crystal, Dennis Fry, Daniel Jones, Peter Ladefoged, and Steven Pinker
  • includes an audio CD containing a collection of samples provided by genuine speakers of twenty-three accent varieties from Britain, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Singapore and West Africa.

New features of this edition include: new readings by Peter Trudgill and John Well; a section on English orthography; an appendix of websites dealing with phonetics and accents of English; revised and updated activities and examples. The accompanying CD now includes: British Estuary English and New York English.

The second edition of Practical Phonetics and Phonology will appeal to all students of English language and linguistics and those training for a certificate in TEFL.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415261340
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/13/2003
  • Series: Routledge English Language Introductions Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of tracks on audio CD
Acknowledgements
List of phonetic symbols
A Introduction 1
1 English worldwide 2
2 Phoneme and allophone 7
3 Connected speech and phonemic transcription 15
4 How we produce speech 25
5 Consonant possibilities 40
6 Vowel possibilities 57
B Development 67
1 Phoneme and syllable revisted 68
2 English consonants 77
3 English vowels 93
4 Features of connected speech 101
5 Stress and rhythm 109
6 Speech melody 117
C Exploration 133
1 Accent variation - General American 134
2 Accents of the British Isles 1: England 142
3 Accents of the British Isles 2: Celtic-influenced varieties 154
4 World accent varieties 162
5 Pronunciation change: past, present, future 174
6 Teaching and learning a foreign language 196
D Extension 201
1 RP - R.I.P? 202
2 Attitudes to accents 206
3 Pronunciation worries 210
4 Phonetics applied to teaching the deaf 214
5 Making computers talk 217
6 Secrets of speech sounds 223
7 Using phonetics in criminal investigations 227
8 The rise of 'Upspeak' 229
9 How children learn the meaning of intonation 235
Glossary 239
Further reading 252
References 256
The International Phonetic Alphabet 258
Index 259
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