Sound Patterns of Spoken English / Edition 1

Sound Patterns of Spoken English / Edition 1

by Linda Shockey, Shockey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631230793

ISBN-13: 9780631230793

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Wiley

"The book examines changes that occur to certain sounds and in certain parts of words and syllables in the casual, unmonitored speech of native English speakers. It outlines major phonological processes found in conversational English: reviews and criticizes attempts to include these processes in phonological theory; and surveys experimental approaches to explaining…  See more details below

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"The book examines changes that occur to certain sounds and in certain parts of words and syllables in the casual, unmonitored speech of native English speakers. It outlines major phonological processes found in conversational English: reviews and criticizes attempts to include these processes in phonological theory; and surveys experimental approaches to explaining casual English pronunciations. Among the varieties of English covered are General American and Standard Southern British, but many other accents are mentioned, especially those of mainland Britain." Sound Patterns of Spoken English is of interest to students and scholars in a wide variety of fields, including sociolinguistics, lexicography, rhetoric, language learning and speech sciences, and has an accompanying website - with examples from different accents.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631230793
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
1Setting the Stage1
1.1Phonetics or Phonology?3
1.2Fast Speech?11
2Processes in Conversational English14
2.1The Vulnerability Hierarchy14
2.2Reduction Processes in English19
2.3Stress as a Conditioning Factor20
2.4Syllabic Conditioning Factors32
2.5Other Processes42
2.6Icons46
2.7Weak Forms?46
2.8Combinations of these Processes48
3Attempts at Phonological Explanation49
3.1Past Work on Conversational Phonology49
3.2Natural Phonology52
3.3Variable Rules53
3.4More on Rule Order54
3.5Attempts in the 1990s56
3.6And into the New Millennium67
4Experimental Studies in Casual Speech72
4.1Production of Casual Speech72
4.2Perception of Casual Speech89
5Applications111
5.1Phonology111
5.2First and Second Language Acquisition117
5.3Interacting with Computers124
Bibliography127
Index142

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