Handbook of the International Phonetic Association: A Guide to the Use of the International Phonetic Alphabet

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International Phonetic Association
Cambridge University Press, Jun 28, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 204 pages
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This book is a comprehensive guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet, whose aim is to provide a universally agreed system of notation for the sounds of languages, and which has been widely used for over a century. The Handbook presents the basics of phonetic analysis so that the principles underlying the Alphabet can be readily understood, and gives examples of the use of each of the phonetic symbols. The application of the Alphabet is then demonstrated in nearly 30 'Illustrations' - concise analyses of the sound systems of a range of languages, each of them accompanied by a phonetic transcription of a passage of speech. The Handbook also includes the 'Extensions' to the Alphabet, covering speech sounds beyond the sound-systems of languages, and a listing of the internationally agreed computer codings for phonetic symbols. It is an essential reference work for all those involved in the analysis of speech.
  

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Contents

What is the International Phonetic Alphabet?
3
21 Linguistically relevant information in speech
4
23 The consonantvowel distinction
6
24 Consonants
7
25 Nonpulmonic consonants
9
26 Vowels
10
27 Suprasegmentals
13
28 Diacritics
15
French
78
Galician
82
German
86
Hausa
90
Hebrew
96
Hindi
100
Hungarian
104
Igbo
108

29 Other symbols
17
Guide to IPA notation
18
32 Languages used for exemplification
25
The phonemic principle
27
Broad and narrow transcriptions
28
IPA transcriptions for a language
30
Working with the IPA
31
75 The IPA and braille
32
Some problematic issues
33
92 Aligning transcriptions and speech
35
93 Transcribing the speaker or the hearer?
36
The IPA and phonological theory
37
Illustrations of the IPA
39
American English
41
Amharic
45
Arabic
51
Bulgarian
55
Cantonese
58
Catalan
61
Croatian
66
Czech
70
Dutch
74
Irish
111
Japanese
117
Korean
120
Persian Farsi
124
Portuguese
126
Sindhi
131
Slovene
135
Swedish
140
Taba
143
Thai
147
Tukang Besi
151
Turkish
154
Appendices
157
The Principles of the International Phonetic Association
159
Computer coding of IPA symbols
161
Extensions to the IPA
186
About the International Phonetic Association
194
Statutes and Bylaws
197
How to find out more about the Association
199
Reference charts
200
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