Introducing Phonetic Science

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 24, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 222 pages
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This accessible new textbook provides a clear and practical introduction to phonetics, the study of speech. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, it introduces students to the fundamental concepts in phonetic science, and equips them with the essential skills needed for recognizing, describing and transcribing a range of speech sounds. With numerous graded exercises enabling students to put these skills into practice, Introducing Phonetic Science provides a solid foundation in phonetics, and will be invaluable to all students beginning courses in linguistics, speech sciences, language pathology and language therapy.
 

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Contents

Introduction to speech
ix
Problems with syllables and segments
15
Aperiodic waves
29
Places of articulation used in languages of the world
45
Manner of articulation
51
Vowels
69
Voice II
91
Airstream mechanisms
103
Speech sounds and speech movements
117
Basic phonological concepts
135
Suprasegmentals
153
Speaker and hearer
177
Glossary
189
Index
219
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Michael Ashby is Senior Lecturer in Phonetics at University College London.

John Maidment is Lecturer in Phonetics at University College London.

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