This volume is aimed at introductory level students of English phonetics and phonology. Presupposing no previous knowledge of either phonetics or phonology, it introduces the subject with a minimum of technical terminology.
The student is introduced to articulatory phonetics and then to the phonology of present day English. Topics covered include the phoneme, the syllable, the foot, English word stress, accents of English, and English intonation. Each chapter has end-of-chapter exercises, designed to help the student apply the concepts introduced in the chapter.
English Phonetics and Phonology: an Introduction is ideal for students who may not be majoring in Linguistics or as an introduction for students who wish to take more advanced courses in English phonology or phonological theory. It will also be useful to students and teachers of English as a Foreign Language who have little or no knowledge of English phonetics and phonology.
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Table of Contents
Preface for Teachers.
Preface for Students.
Figure 1: The Origins of Speech.
Figure 2: The International Phonetic Alphabet.
Part I: English Phonetics: Consonants (i):.
Airstream and Articulation.
Place of Articulation.
Manner of Articulation: Stops, Fricatives and Approximants.
Part II: English Phonetics: Consonants (ii):.
Central vs Lateral.
Taps and Trills.
Part III: English Phonetics: Vowels (i):.
The Primary Cardinal Vowels.
RP and GA Short Vowels.
Part IV: English Phonetics: Vowels (ii):.
RP Long Vowels.
Part V: The Phonemic Principle:.
Introduction: 'Linguistic Knowledge'.
Contrast vs Predictability: the Phoneme.
Phonemes, Allophones and Contexts.
Part VI: English Phonemes:.
English Consonant Phonemes.
The Phonological Form of Morphemes.
English Vowel Phonemes.
Part VII: English Syllable Structure:.
Constituency in Syllable Structure.
The Sonority Hierarchy, Maximal Onset and Syllable Weight.
Syllable Consonants and Phonotactics.
Morphological Structure, Syllable Structure and Resyllabification.
Part VIII: English Word Stress:.
Introduction: Is English Word stress Predictable?.
Word Stress Assignment, Syntactic Category, and Syllable Structure.
Word Stress Assignment and Morphological Structure.
Part IX: The Rhythm of English:.
Phonological Generalisations and Foot Structure.
The Rhythm of English: Stress Timing and Eurythmy.
Part X: Connected Speech and Intonation:.
Reduction, Assimilation and Elision.
Insertion of Intonation: Its Form.
The Functions of Intonation.
Part XI: Variation in English Accents:.
Systemic vs Realisational Differences between Accents.
Perceptual and Articulatory Space.
Differences in the Lexical Distribution of Phonemes.
Appendix: General Australian English: Defining the General Australian English accent.
General Australian Vowels.
General Australian Consonants.
London English: Identifying London English.
London English vowels.
London English Consonants.
New York City English: Defining New York City English.
New York City Vowels.
New York City Consonants.
Scottish Standard English and Lowland Scots:.
Defining SSE and Lowland Scots.
Vowels in the Lowland Scots Dialect.
Tyneside English: Defining the Tyneside English Accents.
An Overview of some Common Phenomena found in Accent Variation.
Suggestions for Further Reading.