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Table of Contents

Prefacep. x
Introductory Conceptsp. 1
Articulation and Acousticsp. 2
Speech Productionp. 2
Sound Wavesp. 6
Places of Articulatory Gesturesp. 8
The Oro-Nasal Processp. 13
Manners of Articulationp. 14
Stopp. 14
Oral Stopp. 14
Nasal Stopp. 14
Fricativep. 14
Approximantp. 15
Lateral (Approximant)p. 15
Additional Consonantal Gesturesp. 15
The Waveforms of Consonantsp. 17
The Articulation of Vowel Soundsp. 19
The Sounds of Vowelsp. 21
Suprasegmentalsp. 23
Exercisesp. 29
Phonology and Phonetic Transcriptionp. 33
The Transcription of Consonantsp. 35
The Transcription of Vowelsp. 38
Consonant and Vowel Chartsp. 42
Phonologyp. 45
Exercisesp. 48
Performance Exercisesp. 52
English Phoneticsp. 55
The Consonants of Englishp. 56
Stop Consonantsp. 57
Fricativesp. 65
Affricatesp. 67
Nasalsp. 67
Approximantsp. 68
Overlapping Gesturesp. 69
Rules for English Consonant Allophonesp. 72
Diacriticsp. 77
Exercisesp. 77
Performance Exercisesp. 82
English Vowelsp. 85
Transcription and Phonetic Dictionaries
Vowel Qualityp. 87
The Auditory Vowel Spacep. 88
American and British Vowelsp. 89
Diphthongsp. 92
Rhotic Vowelsp. 94
Unstressed Syllablesp. 96
Tense and Lax Vowelsp. 98
Rules for English Vowel Allophonesp. 100
Exercisesp. 102
Performance Exercisesp. 105
English Words and Sentencesp. 107
Words in Connected Speechp. 107
Stressp. 111
Degrees of Stressp. 113
Sentence Rhythmp. 116
Intonationp. 118
Target Tonesp. 127
Exercisesp. 131
Performance Exercisesp. 134
General Phoneticsp. 135
Airstream Mechanisms and Phonation Typesp. 136
Airstream Mechanismsp. 136
Slates of the Glottisp. 148
Voice Onset Timep. 151
Summary of Actions of the Glottisp. 156
Exercisesp. 157
Performance Exercisesp. 160
Consonantal Gesturesp. 163
Articulatory Targetsp. 163
Types of Articulatory Gesturesp. 172
Stopsp. 172
Nasalsp. 174
Fricativesp. 174
Trills, Taps, and Flapsp. 175
Lateralsp. 178
Summary of Manners of Articulationp. 180
Exercisesp. 181
Performance Exercisesp. 183
Acoustic Phoneticsp. 187
Source/Filter Theoryp. 187
Tube Modelsp. 190
Perturbation Theoryp. 192
Acoustic Analysisp. 193
Acoustics of Consonantsp. 198
Interpreting Spectrogramsp. 204
Individual Differencesp. 212
Exercisesp. 215
Vowels and Vowel-like Articulationsp. 217
Cardinal Vowelsp. 217
Secondary Cardinal Vowelsp. 222
Vowels in Other Accents of Englishp. 224
Vowels in Other Languagesp. 226
Advanced Tongue Rootp. 228
Rhotacized Vowelsp. 229
Nasalizationp. 231
Summary of Vowel Qualityp. 232
Semivowelsp. 232
Secondary Articulatory Gesturesp. 234
Exercisesp. 237
Performance Exercisesp. 238
Syllables and Suprasegmental Featuresp. 243
Syllablesp. 243
Stressp. 249
Lengthp. 251
Timingp. 252
Intonation and Tonep. 254
Stress, Tone, and Pitch Accent Languagesp. 260
Exercisesp. 261
Performance Exercisesp. 263
Linguistic Phoneticsp. 267
Phonetics of the Community and of the Individualp. 267
The International Phonetic Alphabetp. 268
Feature Hierarchyp. 272
A Problem with Linguistic Explanationsp. 277
Controlling Articulatory Movementsp. 278
Memory for Speechp. 281
The Balance between Phonetic Forcesp. 284
Performance Exercisesp. 286
Additional Material for Transciptionp. 293
Suggestions for Contributors to the Journal of the International Phonetic Associationp. 295
Notesp. 299
Glossaryp. 305
Further Readingp. 313
Indexp. 317
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