Catalogo de sonidosis a comprehensive, theory-independent description of Spanish phonetics and phonology for intermediate to advanced students. It provides articulatory descriptions of native pronunciations, as well as practical advice on producing native-like sounds and a logical progression of exercises leading to that end. What sets this book apart from other phonetics texts is its emphasis on real-world examples of spoken Spanish, using native pronunciation modeled in natural contexts. While other available texts stress phonetic theory, this one provides hands-on activities that are entertaining, culturally framed, and relevant to students' interests and experiences. The book also includes an online instructor's manual, as well as engaging, colorful exercises in the text, photos of realia, and a high quality and very diverse 6-hour audio program.
Terrell A. Morgan is Associate Professor of Spanish at The Ohio State University.