Sound Patterns of Spoken English

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Sound Patterns of Spoken English is a concise, to-the-point compendium of information about the casual pronunciation of everyday English as compared to formal citation forms.

  • Concise, to-the-point compendium of information about casual pronunciation of English as compared to citation forms.
  • Covers varieties of English language including General American and Standard Southern...
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Overview

Sound Patterns of Spoken English is a concise, to-the-point compendium of information about the casual pronunciation of everyday English as compared to formal citation forms.

  • Concise, to-the-point compendium of information about casual pronunciation of English as compared to citation forms.
  • Covers varieties of English language including General American and Standard Southern British.
  • Overlaps the boundaries of several areas of study including sociolinguistics, lexicography, rhetoric, and speech sciences.
  • Examines English pronunciation as found in everyday speech.
  • Accompanied by website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/shockey featuring 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: 9780631230809
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/27/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.48 (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 Phonetics or Phonology?

1.2 Fast Speech?

2 Processes in Conversational English.

2.1 The Vulnerability Hierarchy.

2.2 Reduction Processes in English.

2.3 Stress as a Conditioning Factor.

2.4 Syllabic Conditioning Factors.

2.5 Other Processes.

2.6 Icons.

2.7 Weak Forms?

2.8 Combinations of these Processes.

3 Attempts at Phonological Explanation.

3.1 Past Work on Conversational Phonology.

3.2 Natural Phonology.

3.3 Variable Rules.

3.4 More on Rule Order.

3.5 Attempts in the 1990s.

3.6 And into the New Millennium.

4 Experimental Studies in Casual Speech.

4.1 Production of Casual Speech.

4.2 Perception of Casual Speech.

5 Applications.

5.1 Phonology.

5.2 First and Second Language Acquisition.

5.3 Interacting with Computers.

Bibliography.

Index.

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