Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 3, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 238 pages
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Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription is the first textbook to clearly describe the speech of Australians. This groundbreaking work addresses Australian English pronunciation characteristics, and provides detailed instruction in both phonetic and phonemic transcription of the dialect. Through comprehensive coverage of traditional and revised systems of phonemic transcription, Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription offers an astute and engaging exploration of one of the core global dialects of English. Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription is complemented by an extensive Website which provides further explanatory materials and exercises with audio examples. This unique text, in tandem with these valuable pedagogical features, is an essential resource for students and teachers of linguistics, speech pathology and language education.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Australian English speech production
1
2 Consonants and vowels
20
3 Syllables word stress and sentence stress
68
4 Phonemic transcription of Australian English
90
5 Phonetic transcription of Australian English
125
6 Evaluation of two phonemic transcription systems
151
Glossary
164
References
178
Solutions
184
Index
231
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About the author (2012)

Felicity Cox is a member of the Centre for Language Sciences in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. She has 25 years experience in teaching and research in phonetics and phonology and is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on the Australian English accent.

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