A Course in Phonetics

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Harcourt College Publishers, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 289 pages
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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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'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

Review: A Course in Phonetics [With CDROM]

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


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About the author (2001)

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.

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