9780582381827

The Sounds of Language: An Introduction to Phonetics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780582381827

  • ISBN10:

    0582381827

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 4/10/2000
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The Sounds of Languageprovides an accessible, general introduction to phonetics with a special emphasis on English.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Publisher's Acknowledgements xiii
Introduction
1(15)
The study of phonetics
2(1)
Articulatory phonetics
2(9)
English places of articulation
11(5)
Technical terms
11(1)
Exercises
12(4)
The basic sounds of English
16(28)
Transcription
16(1)
Accents of English
17(2)
Consonants
19(9)
Vowels
28(7)
Stress
35(2)
Comparison of RP and GA
37(7)
Technical terms
39(1)
Symbols
39(1)
Exercises
40(4)
English consonants
44(27)
Allophones and phonemes
44(3)
Voicing
47(1)
Length
47(1)
Place of articulation
48(2)
Manner of articulation
50(21)
Technical terms
60(1)
Symbols
61(1)
Exercises
61(10)
English vowels
71(17)
Distributional restrictions
71(1)
The vowel phonemes of RP
72(3)
The vowel phonemes of GA
75(1)
RP and GA vowels
76(12)
Technical terms
80(1)
Symbols
80(1)
Exercises
80(8)
English suprasegmentals
88(20)
Syllables
88(1)
Phonotactics
89(5)
Stress
94(2)
Pitch and intonation
96(5)
Rhythm
101(7)
Technical terms
102(1)
Symbol
102(1)
Exercises
102(6)
English accent differences
108(23)
Background
108(1)
General scheme
109(2)
Received Pronunciation (RP) revisited
111(1)
Cockney
112(1)
Yorkshire
113(1)
Scotland
113(2)
Belfast
115(1)
Dublin
115(1)
Australia
116(1)
New Zealand
117(1)
South Africa
117(1)
West Indies
118(1)
India
119(1)
General American (GA) revisited
120(1)
New England
121(1)
New York City
121(1)
US South
122(1)
African American Vernacular English
123(1)
Canada
123(2)
Newfoundland
125(6)
Technical terms
126(1)
Exercises
127(4)
Sound waves, spectra, and resonance
131(19)
Sound waves
131(8)
Spectrum
139(3)
Glottal wave
142(1)
Resonance
143(2)
Noise
145(5)
Technical terms
146(1)
Exercises
146(4)
The acoustics of English sounds
150(25)
Spectrograms
150(2)
English vowels
152(7)
English consonants
159(16)
Technical terms
166(1)
Exercises
166(9)
Vowels and glides
175(17)
Vowels
175(9)
Glides
184(8)
Technical terms
185(1)
Symbols
185(1)
Exercises
185(7)
Place of articulation
192(24)
Primary places of articulation
192(11)
Double articulation
203(1)
Secondary articulations
203(13)
Technical terms
206(1)
Symbols
207(1)
Exercises
207(9)
Manner of articulation
216(16)
Degree of stricture
216(1)
Obstruents
217(1)
Approximants
218(1)
Trills, taps, and flaps
219(3)
Laterals
222(1)
Nasals
223(9)
Technical terms
224(1)
Symbols
224(2)
Exercises
226(6)
Phonation
232(19)
Anatomy
232(2)
Glottis
234(1)
States of the glottis
235(8)
Voice onset time
243(3)
Breathy voiced stops
246(5)
Technical terms
246(1)
Symbols
247(1)
Exercises
247(4)
Air Stream mechanisms
251(14)
Air pressure
251(2)
Air Stream mechanisms
253(12)
Technical terms
260(1)
Symbols
260(1)
Exercises
260(5)
Syllables and suprasegmentals
265(73)
Syllable
265(6)
Length
271(1)
Pitch and tone
272(7)
Stress
279(5)
Intonation
284(8)
Technical terms
287(1)
Exercises
287(5)
Appendices
A English consonantal allophones
292(7)
B Glossary
299(18)
C Calligraphy
317(13)
D The transcription of English vowels
330(5)
E The International Phonetic Alphabet
335(3)
Bibliography 338(8)
Index 346

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