Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students / Edition 1

Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students / Edition 1

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Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students / Edition 1

Practical Phonetics and Phonology:

  • presents the essentials of the subject in a lively way whilst stressing the day-to-day applications of phonetics and phonology
  • covers all the core concepts of speech science such as: the phoneme, syllable structure, production of speech, vowel and consonant possibilities, glottal settings, stress, rhythm, intonation and the surprises of connected speech
  • incorporates classic readings from key names in the discipline including David Abercrombie, David Crystal, Dennis Fry, Daniel Jones, Peter Ladefoged, and Steven Pinker
  • includes an audio CD containing a collection of samples provided by genuine speakers of twenty-three accent varieties from Britain, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Singapore and West Africa.

New features of this edition include: new readings by Peter Trudgill and John Well; a section on English orthography; an appendix of websites dealing with phonetics and accents of English; revised and updated activities and examples. The accompanying CD now includes: British Estuary English and New York English.

The second edition of Practical Phonetics and Phonology will appeal to all students of English language and linguistics and those training for a certificate in TEFL.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415261340
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/13/2003
Series: Routledge English Language Introductions Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgement

Section A: Introduction
1. English Worldwide
2. Phoneme and Allophone
3. Connected Speech and Phonemic Transcription
4. How We Produce Speech
5. Consonant Possibilities
6. Vowel Possibilities

Section B: Development
1. Phoneme and Syllable Revisited
2. English Consonants
3. English Vowels
4. Features of Connected Speech
5. Stress and Rhythm
6. Speech Melody

Section C: Exploration
1. Accent Variation-General American
2. Accents of the British Isles 1: England
3. Accents of the British Isles 2: Celtic-influenced Varieties
4. World Accent Varieties
5. Pronunciation Change: Past, Present, Future
6. Teaching and Learning a Foreign Language

Section D: Extension
1. RP-R.I.P.?: David Abercrombie
2. Attitudes to Accents: Daniel Jones
3. Pronunciation Worries: David Crystal
4. Phonetics Applied to Teaching the Deaf: Dennis Fry
5. Making Computers Talk: Peter Ladefoged
6. Secrets of Speech Sounds: Steven Pinker
7. Using Phonetics in Criminal Investigations: Maurice Varney
8. The Rise of 'Upspeak': Barbara Bradford
9. How Children Learn the Meaning of Intonation: David Crystal

Glossary of Technical Terms
Further Reading
The International Phonetic Alphabet

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