Studies in General and English Phonetics: Essays in Honour of Professor J.D. O'Connor

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Rhythm, intonation, exotic and familiar languages as well as computer-sythesized audio-communications, procedures in forensic linguistics, pronunciation lexicography, language change and sociological aspects of speech such as English regional accents and dialects in Britain and other parts of the world are covered in these thirty-eight articles in tribute to Professor J.D. O'Connor by an international list of contributors, including many world famous names. With an invaluable up-to-date bibliography, no university library will be complete without it.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415080682
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/28/1994
  • Pages: 496
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.62 (w) x 0.92 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
About J. D. ('Doc') O'Connor
The publications of J. D. O'Connor
About these studies
1 On some neutralisations and archiphonemes in English allegro speech 3
2 The phonetics of neutralisation: the case of Australian coronals 10
3 Some articulatory characteristics of the tap 39
4 Assimilations of alveolar stops and nasals in connected speech 49
5 Field procedures in forensic speaker recognition 68
6 Voice types in automated telecommunications applications 85
7 The effect of context on the transcription of vowel quality 96
8 Place of articulation features for clicks: anomalies for universals 121
9 Postura: clear and dark consonants etcetera 130
10 Spelling aloud: a preliminary study of idiomatic intonation 145
11 Rises in English 155
12 Documenting rhythmical change 174
13 The social distribution of intonation patterns in Belfast 180
14 Principles of intonational typology 187
15 Intonational stereotype: a re-analysis 211
16 Speech fundamental frequency over the telephone and face-to-face: some implications for forensic phonetics 230
17 The effect of emphasis on declination in English intonation 241
18 Nucleus placement in Spanish and English 255
19 Rhythm and duration in Spanish 266
20 The boundaries of intonation units 270
21 Stylisation of the falling tone in Hungarian intonation 278
22 The teaching of English intonation 288
23 A 'tenny' rate 301
24 Pronunciation and the rich points of culture 310
25 Spelling pronunciation and related matters in New Zealand English 320
26 Quantifying English homophones and minimal pairs 326
27 Consonant-associated resonance in three varieties of English 335
28 Syllabification and rhythm in non-segmental phonology 360
29 The vowels of Scottish English: formants and features 367
30 A neglected feature of British East Midlands accents and its possible implications for the history of a vowel merger in English 379
31 Mixing and fudging in Midland and southern dialects of England: the cup and foot vowels 385
32 The low vowels of Vancouver English 395
33 New syllabic consonants in English 401
34 Approaches to articulatory setting in foreign-language teaching 415
35 The English accent of the Shilluk speaker 425
36 Segmental errors in the pronunciation of Danish speakers of English: some pedagogic strategies 432
37 Describing the pronunciation of loanwords from English 445
38 What do EFL teachers need to know about pronunciation? 454
Index 464
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