The Pronunciation of English: A Course Book / Edition 2

The Pronunciation of English: A Course Book / Edition 2

by Charles W. Kreidler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405113359

ISBN-13: 9781405113359

Pub. Date: 02/02/2004

Publisher: Wiley

This revised second edition provides an introduction to the phonetics and phonology of English. It incorporates all central aspects of research in the phonology of English and involves the reader at every step, with over 80 exercises leading students to discover facts, to formulate general statements, and to apply concepts.

  • Discusses the nature of

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This revised second edition provides an introduction to the phonetics and phonology of English. It incorporates all central aspects of research in the phonology of English and involves the reader at every step, with over 80 exercises leading students to discover facts, to formulate general statements, and to apply concepts.

  • Discusses the nature of speech and phonetic description, the principles of phonological analysis, the consonants and vowels of English and their possible sequences.
  • Provides extensive treatment of rhythm, stress, and intonation and the role of these prosodic elements in discourse.
  • Includes more than 80 exercises with feedback and glossary of technical terms.
  • Incorporates developments in phonology since the first edition appeared.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405113359
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/02/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
About this Book
1Language and Speech1
2Sound ... and Voice13
3Consonants30
4Vowels and Glides45
5Syllables and Stress68
6Phonotactics88
7Consonant and Vowel Variation108
8Some Consequences of Phonotactics124
9The Rhythm of English Speech140
10Intonation163
11Predicting Word Stress179
12Prefixes, Compound Words, and Phrases200
13Phonological Processes in Speech223
14Phonological Processes and the Lexicon242
AppA List of Word-endings and their Effects on Stress273
Glossary of Technical Terms284
Bibliography296
Index303

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