English Phonetics and Phonology Paperback with Audio CDs (2): A Practical Course

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 26, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 231 pages
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A complete basic course in English phonetics and phonology which combines academic material with practical exercises, both written and recorded. Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, this course has established itself as the most practical, comprehensive text in the field and become widely used in many parts of the world in universities and other institutions of higher education. It is used by both native and non-native speakers alike, and is suitable for those training to teach English as well as those studying the language at an advanced level. This new edition takes into account recent developments in the teaching of phonology. It includes updated references, fuller coverage of intonation, and a new chapter on different varieties of English with illustrative recorded material. English Phonetics and Phonology bridges the gap between simple pronunciation handbooks and technical phonetics and phonology textbooks. It presents the basic factual material and crucial theoretical issues in a practical and readable way. At the end of each chapter there are notes giving information on further reading, discussion of the more challenging issues, written exercises and, where appropriate, suggestions for teachers. In addition the audio CDs include recorded exercises for every chapter which are particularly helpful for non-native speakers. A full answer key is available at the back of the book. Additional exercises and other supporting material are available online.
  

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Contents

The production of speech sounds
8
Long vowels diphthongs and triphthongs
16
Voicing and consonants
22
Phonemes and symbols
31
Nasals and other consonants
46
The syllable
56
Strong and weak syllables
64
Stress in simple words
73
Intonation 3
136
Functions of intonation 1
146
Functions of intonation 2
153
Varieties of English pronunciation
161
Recorded exercises
169
Revision
176
Weak syllables
183
Revision
190

12
82
Weak forms
89
Problems in phonemic analysis
97
Aspects of connected speech
107
Intonation 1
119
Intonation extracts from conversation
196
Answers to recorded exercises
210
Recommendations for general reading
219
Index
227
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