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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The semiotic framework
The relationship hetween phonetics and phonology
The phonetic analysis of speech
The architecture of phonetic classification
Airstream mechanisms
Stop articulations
Resonant articulations
segmental duration
pitch and loudness
stress syllahle weight
continuity and rate
Types of transcription
Evaluating general phonetic theory
2a Voiceless oral stops in 317 languages
The phonetic alphahet of the International Phonetic

Multiple articulations
Intersegmental coordination
Phonetic similarity and multisegmental settings

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About the author (1994)

William J. Hardcastle is Professor of Speech Sciences and Head of the Department of Speech and Language Sciences at Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh. From 1974 until 1993 he worked in the Department of Linguistic Science at Reading University where he was Professor of Speech Science and Director of Speech Research Laboratory. He has published books and articles in a number of different areas of speech science including the mechanisms of speech production and sensori-motor control in both normal and pathological speech. He is Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics and has been President of the International Association of Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics since 1991.

John Laver is Professor of Phonetics at the University of Edinburgh, where he was Vice-Principal of the University with Special responsibility for research from 1994 to 1997. He was the founding Chairman of the Humanities Research Board of the British Academy from 1994 to 1998, and is Fellow of the British Academy, the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Institute of Acoustics. He has held visiting posts at the University of California at Los Angeles, and at Macquarie University, Australia. He was the President of the International Phonetic Association from 1991 to 1995. He has published widely in phonetics, speech science and speech technology, and is the author "The Phonetic Description of Voice Quality" (1980); "The Gift of Speech" (1991); and "Principles of Phonetics "(1994).

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