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Introduction to Phonetics: A Contemporary Approach introduces students to linguistic phonetics and teaches the skills necessary for clinical application. Centered on a strong foundation of hands-on experience, this dynamic text is designed to help instructors provide their students with the most current topics and theories related to phonetics and phonetic transcription. Students will utilize theories and principles by creating their own Articulation Test, giving them an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned. With fun and engaging learning tools including challenging word puzzles, riddles, transcription exercises, fill-in-the-blank questions, and anagrams, Introduction to Phonetics: A Contemporary Approach provides students and instructors with a wealth of unique resources for learning and teaching.TOPICS International Phonetic Alphabet and its clinical applications Sound/symbol association used to describe each of the American English speech sounds and their characteristicsInformation regarding the English LanguageHistory of United States English spelling and pronunciationInformation and discussion of the speech and hearing mechanismsA comprehensive study of the American English vowels, dipthongs, and consonants, including extensive transcription drill exercisesA discussion of the clinical applications of the concepts of phonetic science. INSTRUCTOR RESOURCESInstructor’s ManualPowerPoint presentationsSTUDENT RESOURCESSound/Symbol Reference ChartWord PuzzlesFill-in-the-blank questionsTranscription ExercisesAnagrams