Sound Patterns of Spoken English

Sound Patterns of Spoken English

by Linda Shockey


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780631230809
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/27/2003
Pages: 172
Product dimensions: 5.52(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Linda Shockey is Lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at the University of Reading. She specializes in acoustic and articulatory phonetics and phonology and is co-editor of In Honor of Ilse Lehiste (1988).

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables.


1 Setting the Stage.

1.1 Phonetics or Phonology?

1.2 Fast Speech?

2 Processes in Conversational English.

2.1 The Vulnerability Hierarchy.

2.2 Reduction Processes in English.

2.3 Stress as a Conditioning Factor.

2.4 Syllabic Conditioning Factors.

2.5 Other Processes.

2.6 Icons.

2.7 Weak Forms?

2.8 Combinations of these Processes.

3 Attempts at Phonological Explanation.

3.1 Past Work on Conversational Phonology.

3.2 Natural Phonology.

3.3 Variable Rules.

3.4 More on Rule Order.

3.5 Attempts in the 1990s.

3.6 And into the New Millennium.

4 Experimental Studies in Casual Speech.

4.1 Production of Casual Speech.

4.2 Perception of Casual Speech.

5 Applications.

5.1 Phonology.

5.2 First and Second Language Acquisition.

5.3 Interacting with Computers.



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From the Publisher

"This is an excellent book that gives a true account of whatEnglish speech is really like."
Gerry Knowles, University of Lancaster

"Linda Shockey addresses questions of interest to nearly everyphonetician and phonologist, providing extensive examples ofattested conversational reductions in numerous dialects of English.By presenting the reductions along with their linguisticconditioning factors, she strikes a forceful blow against thebelief that casual speech is simply sloppy speech. SoundPatterns of Spoken English will be of interest to theoreticalphonologists and experimental phoneticians, as well as researchersin speech perception, language acquisition and speechtechnology."
Lisa Lavoie, Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology

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