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A Course in Phonetics (with CD-ROM)

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9781413006889

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1413006884
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Pub. Date:
6/24/2005
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Master linguistics with A COURSE IN PHONETICS with accompanying CD-ROM! The hallmark text for the study of linguistics, A COURSE IN PHONETICS provides a broad overview of the branches of phonetics for students with no prior knowledge. Practicing what you have learned is easy with the CD-ROM that contains more than 4,000 audio files, including recordings of speech from southern and northern U.S. cities, London, Edinburgh, Dublin, New Zealand, other forms of English, and scores of other languages.

Table of Contents

Preface viii
PART I: INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS
CHAPTER 1 ARTICULATION AND ACOUSTICS
1(32)
Speech Production
1(4)
Sound Waves
5(2)
Places of Articulatory Gestures
7(6)
The Oro-Nasal Process
13(1)
Manners of Articulation
13(4)
The Waveforms of Consonants
17(1)
The Articulation of Vowel Sounds
18(3)
The Sounds of Vowels
21(1)
Suprasegmentals
22(2)
Exercises
24(9)
CHAPTER 2 PHONOLOGY AND PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION
33(22)
The Transcription of Consonants
35(3)
The Transcription of Vowels
38(4)
Consonant and Vowel Charts
42(3)
Phonology
45(3)
Exercises
48(4)
Performance Exercises
52(3)
PART II: ENGLISH PHONETICS
CHAPTER 3 THE CONSONANTS OF ENGLISH
55(28)
Stop Consonants
56(8)
Fricatives
64(2)
Affricates
66(1)
Nasals
66(1)
Approximants
67(1)
Overlapping Gestures
68(3)
Rules for English Consonant Allophones
71(5)
Diacritics
76(1)
Exercises
76(5)
Performance Exercises
81(2)
CHAPTER 4 ENGLISH VOWELS
83(24)
Transcription and Phonetic Dictionaries
83(2)
Vowel Quality
85(9)
Unstressed Syllables
94(1)
Tense and Lax Vowels
95(3)
Rules for English Vowel Allophones
98(2)
Exercises
100(4)
Performance Exercises
104(3)
CHAPTER 5 ENGLISH WORDS AND SENTENCES
107(26)
Words in Connected Speech
107(3)
Stress
110(1)
Degrees of Stress
111(4)
Sentence Stress
115(1)
Intonation
116(8)
Target Tones
124(4)
Exercises
128(3)
Performance Exercises
131(2)
PART III: GENERAL PHONETICS
CHAPTER 6 AIRSTREAM MECHANISMS AND PHONATION TYPES
133(26)
Airstream Mechanisms
133(10)
States of the Glottis
143(3)
Voice Onset Time
146(5)
Summary of Actions of the Glottis
151(1)
Exercises
152(3)
Performance Exercises
155(4)
CHAPTER 7 CONSONANTAL GESTURES
159(22)
Articulatory Targets
159(9)
Types of Articulatory Gestures
168(7)
Summary of Manners of Articulation
175(1)
Exercises
176(2)
Performance Exercises
178(3)
CHAPTER 8 ACOUSTIC PHONETICS
181(30)
Formants
181(3)
Acoustic Analysis
184(7)
Acoustics of Consonants
191(6)
Interpreting Spectrograms
197(8)
Individual Differences
205(3)
Exercises
208(3)
CHAPTER 9 VOWELS AND VOWEL-LIKE ARTICULATIONS
211(26)
Cardinal Vowels
211(5)
Secondary Cardinal Vowels
216(2)
Vowels in Other Accents of English
218(3)
Vowels in Other Languages
221(2)
Advanced Tongue Root (ATR)
223(1)
Rhotacized Vowels
224(2)
Nasalization
226(1)
Summary of Vowel Quality
226(1)
Semivowels
227(2)
Secondary Articulatory Gestures
229(2)
Exercises
231(2)
Performance Exercises
233(4)
CHAPTER 10 SYLLABLES AND SUPRASEGMENTAL FEATURES
237(22)
Syllables
237(6)
Stress
243(1)
Length
244(1)
Rhythm
245(2)
Intonation and Tone
247(6)
Stress, Tone, and Pitch Accent Languages
253(1)
Exercises
254(2)
Performance Exercises
256(3)
CHAPTER 11 LINGUISTIC PHONETICS
259(24)
Controlling Articulatory Movements
259(2)
The Balance between Phonetic Forces
261(3)
The International Phonetic Alphabet
264(4)
Feature Hierarchy
268(5)
Phonological Features
273(3)
Performance Exercises
276(7)
Further Reading 283(4)
Additional Resources 287(4)
Glossary 291(6)
Sources 297(6)
Index 303


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