The Sound Structure of English: An Introduction

The Sound Structure of English: An Introduction

by Chris McCully
     
 

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The Sound Structure of English provides a clear introduction to English phonetics and phonology. Tailored to suit the needs of individual, one-term course modules, it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and presents the basic facts in a straightforward manner, making it the ideal text for beginners. Students are guided step-by-step through the main concepts and

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The Sound Structure of English provides a clear introduction to English phonetics and phonology. Tailored to suit the needs of individual, one-term course modules, it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and presents the basic facts in a straightforward manner, making it the ideal text for beginners. Students are guided step-by-step through the main concepts and techniques of phonetic and phonological analysis, aided by concise chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive glossary of all the terms introduced. Each chapter is accompanied by an engaging set of exercises and discussion questions, encouraging students to consolidate and develop their learning, and providing essential self-study material. The book is accompanied by a companion website, featuring solutions to the exercises and useful additional resources. Providing the essential knowledge and skills for those embarking on the study of English sounds, it is set to become the leading introduction to the field.

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From the Publisher
"Overall, the book provides a good coverage of some of the main topics in English phonetics and phonology and should be lauded for its student friendly organization and content."
-Marie Ploquin, University of Quebec in Montreal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521850360
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/26/2009
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to the English Language Series
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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From the Publisher
"Overall, the book provides a good coverage of some of the main topics in English phonetics and phonology and should be lauded for its student friendly organization and content."
-Marie Ploquin, University of Quebec in Montreal

Meet the Author

Chris McCully is a Lecturer at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands. His recent publications include Generative Theory and Corpus Studies (edited with Otéro, Denison and Hogg, 2000) and The Earliest English (with Sharon Hilles, 2005).

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