A Course in Phonetics
This book offers a broad overview of the branches of phonetics for students with no prior knowledge. It builds on the basics, beginning with technical terms required for describing speech and transcription symbols.
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acoustic affricates airstream mechanism allophones alveolar ridge American English approximant articulatory back vowel beginning bilabial British English cardinal vowels chapter Circle the words column consider contrast creaky voice dental describe diacritic diphthong English speakers example exercises formant formant frequencies forms of American forms of English fricatives front vowel glottal stop glottis indicate intonational phrase labial languages larynx lateral lax vowels length lip rounding lower lowercase manners of articulation mouth narrow transcription Note occur palato-alveolar pharyngeal phonetic phoneticians pitch accent pitch changes place of articulation possible produce pronounced pronunciation release retroflex rhotacized rule second formant segments sentence sequence shows similar soft palate spectrograms speech stressed syllable symbols Table third formant tion tone tongue position tongue tip transcribe Try saying unstressed usually utterance velar vibrating vocal folds vocal tract voiced stops voiceless sound voiceless stops vowel quality waveform