Vowels and Consonants: An Introduction to the Sounds of Languages

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Wiley, Oct 11, 2000 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 216 pages
This superb introduction to phonetics, with an accompanying CD, is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about the sounds of language. Peter Ladefoged, one of the world's leading phoneticians, descibes how languages use a variety of different sounds, many of them quite unlike any that occur in well-known languages.

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Peter Ladefoged, UCLA Research Phonetician and Professor of Phonetics Emeritus, was Director of the UCLA Phonetics Laboratory from 1962 to 1991. He is author of Sounds of the World's Languages (with Ian Maddieson, Blackwell 1996), Elements of Acoustic Phonetics (second edition, 1996), and A Course in Phonetics (fourth edition, 2000).

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