A COURSE IN PHONETICS AND SPOKEN ENGLISH
PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., Jan 1, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 232 pages
This much improved revised edition of the book takes into account the needs of the student in the context of the present curricula followed in various universities and English language teaching institutes. This edition therefore devotes a new chapter to Assimilation, a section to Tones in relation to Attitudes, and highlights certain important aspects of pronunciation, such as rules of word accentuation.Starting with general phonetics, the book goes on to give a brief functional account of general phonology and then a selective and yet fairly exhaustive description of the phonetics and phonology of English. It also provides a number of conversational passages in phonetic script as well as in ordinary spelling for practice in reading aloud. What sets this text apart is its novelty of approach and lucidity of treatment. English pronunciation is followed as per the "Received Pronunciation of England". This text is specially designed for postgraduate students of English, undergraduate and postgraduate students of Linguistics, and for those undergoing secondary and tertiary level teachers' training programmes in English.
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accented syllables accents of English accentual pattems active articulator affricate airstream airstream mechanism Allophones alveolar alveolar tap aspirated assimilations audible friction bilabial called classiﬁed close vowel consonant clusters dental DESCRIPTION diphthongs English words falling tone ﬁnal position ﬁrst consonant ﬁrst syllable following words form words fricative frictionless continuant glide half-close half-open hard palate Hindi Hindi word India initial sounds intonation labio-dental language leam leamer letter lip position manner of articulation monophthongs nasal passage Nasally released native accents occurs ﬁnally occurs initially palato-alveolar partially devoiced passive articulator phonemes phonetic transcription pitch place of articulation plosive post-alveolar primary accent pronounced pronunciation released rhythm rising tone rounded vowel second syllable semi-vowel soft palate speaker speech sounds SPELLING spelt sufﬁx teeth ridge three positions tone group tongue is raised unaccented syllables unrounded velar verbs vocal cords vocal cords vibrate voiceless weak forms word accent word-ﬁnally