Vowels and Consonants / Edition 2

Vowels and Consonants / Edition 2

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by Peter Ladefoged
     
 

ISBN-10: 140512458X

ISBN-13: 9781405124584

Pub. Date: 01/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This popular and accessible introduction to phonetics is now available in a fully updated second edition. Peter Ladefoged describes how languages use a variety of different sounds, many of them quite unlike any that occur in well-known languages.

Important topics covered in Vowels and Consonants include:


  • The main forces operating on the

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Overview

This popular and accessible introduction to phonetics is now available in a fully updated second edition. Peter Ladefoged describes how languages use a variety of different sounds, many of them quite unlike any that occur in well-known languages.

Important topics covered in Vowels and Consonants include:


  • The main forces operating on the sounds of languages
  • The acoustic components of speech and speech synthesis
  • Computers and Text-To-Speech systems and speech recognition systems
  • Descriptions of the sounds of a wide variety of languages that are reproduced on the accompanying CD.

This revised edition includes a new chapter on how we listen to speech and the greatly expanded CD now contains data on 100 languages to reinforce learning and bring the descriptions to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405124584
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1Sounds and languages1
2Pitch and loudness10
3Vowel contrasts26
4The sounds of vowels32
5Charting vowels40
6The sounds of consonants49
7Acoustic components of speech63
8Talking computers69
9Listening computers81
10How we listen to speech98
11Making English consonants112
12Making English vowels121
13Actions of the larynx133
14Consonants around the world154
15Vowels around the world174
16Putting vowels and consonants together185

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