Sound Patterns of Spoken English / Edition 1

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Overview

"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.
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"…the detailed information that is densely packed into this quite short text will be appreciated by many phoneticians, who will find it an exceptionally useful summary of the processes that affect conversational speech and the contexts under which they are most likely to occur." (Journal of the International Phonetic Association)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631230793
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Shockey is Lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at the University of Reading. She specializes in acoustic and articulatory phonetics and phonology and is co-editor of In Honor of Ilse Lehiste (1988).

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Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
1 Setting the Stage 1
1.1 Phonetics or Phonology? 3
1.2 Fast Speech? 11
2 Processes in Conversational English 14
2.1 The Vulnerability Hierarchy 14
2.2 Reduction Processes in English 19
2.3 Stress as a Conditioning Factor 20
2.4 Syllabic Conditioning Factors 32
2.5 Other Processes 42
2.6 Icons 46
2.7 Weak Forms? 46
2.8 Combinations of these Processes 48
3 Attempts at Phonological Explanation 49
3.1 Past Work on Conversational Phonology 49
3.2 Natural Phonology 52
3.3 Variable Rules 53
3.4 More on Rule Order 54
3.5 Attempts in the 1990s 56
3.6 And into the New Millennium 67
4 Experimental Studies in Casual Speech 72
4.1 Production of Casual Speech 72
4.2 Perception of Casual Speech 89
5 Applications 111
5.1 Phonology 111
5.2 First and Second Language Acquisition 117
5.3 Interacting with Computers 124
Bibliography 127
Index 142
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