Principles of Phonetics

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Cambridge University Press, May 12, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 707 pages
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This major new textbook is designed for readers who wish to pursue the study of phonetics from an initial to an advanced stage. It moves from a discussion of general concepts to a total of eleven chapters on phonetic classification, and it includes discussion of other issues such as the relationship between phonetics and phonology. There are illustrations from over 500 of the world's languages. Principles of Phonetics will be required reading for all serious students of speech and language.
 

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Contents

The semiotic framework
13
The relationship hetween phonetics and phonology
26
The phonetic analysis of speech
95
The architecture of phonetic classification
119
Airstream mechanisms
161
Phonation
184
Stop articulations
205
Resonant articulations
269
segmental duration
431
pitch and loudness
450
stress syllahle weight
511
continuity and rate
534
Types of transcription
549
Evaluating general phonetic theory
565
2a Voiceless oral stops in 317 languages
580
The phonetic alphahet of the International Phonetic
593

Multiple articulations
314
Intersegmental coordination
339
Phonetic similarity and multisegmental settings
391

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