A Course in Phonetics

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Peter Ladefoged's A COURSE IN PHONETICS remains the authoritative text for the study of phonetics. Retaining Ladefoged's student-friendly writing style, the Sixth Edition introduces concepts of speech production, describes speech in acoustic terms, and teaches practical phonetic skills including IPA transcription. Expanded sections on acoustic phonetics and speech motor control bring instructors up to date and help students use tools for digital inspection and manipulation of speech. Numerous updates include MRI images of vocal tracts. The included CD-ROM contains over 4,000 audio files of nearly 100 languages, as well as maps keyed to sounds of languages where they are spoken. The CD also contains material for every chapter, such as recordings of the tables, many examples, and the exercises.
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User Review  - Ahmed - Goodreads

'A course in phonetics' is a seminally comprehensive book, in which Ladefoged masterfully, if not diligently, presents the core concepts of temporary phonological theory in a digestible and easy-to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jaime - Goodreads

This book is a ideal course book for those who have a degree in Linguistics. Ladefoged is a expert in description of sound especially in fieldwork of linguistics. This book, which is republished for five times gives the readers the basic the pattern of the world's languages. Read full review

Contents

English Phonetics
55
General Phonetics
135
Additional Material for Transcription
293
Suggestions for Contributors to the Journal of the International Phonetic Association
295
Notes
299
Glossary
305
Further Reading
313
Index
317
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About the author (2010)

The late Peter Ladefoged, preeminent phonetician, founded the UCLA Phonetics Laboratory and was its director from 1962 to 1991. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1959. His major research interests included experimental phonetics and describing the sounds of the world's languages; his ground-breaking fieldwork took him to Europe, Africa, India, Australia, China, and elsewhere to record many languages. He was a member of many professional organizations and president of a few, including the International Phonetic Association (1986-1991) and the Linguistic Society of America (1980). He wrote extensively and was awarded many professional honors.

Keith Johnson is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from Ohio State University and taught in the department of linguistics from 1993 to 2005. Dr. Johnson received postdoctoral fellowships from Indiana University and UCLA, where he worked with Peter Ladefoged and Patricia Keating. His primary research field focuses on the processes of speech perception as they relate to phonetic and phonological theory. Dr. Johnson's research and teaching on acoustic phonetics and psycholinguistics is widely recognized.

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