Phonetics

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OUP Oxford, Nov 15, 2001 - Foreign Language Study - 116 pages
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Phonetics is an essential part of linguistics, as it is through analysing spoken language that linguistic data is collected. This book leads the reader through the main areas of phonetics, including how speech sounds are made and how phoneticians classify them in certain ways, the International Phonetic Alphabet, and how sounds are transmitted from speaker to hearer.
 

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Extremely useful and concise summary and introduction to the vast field of phonetics and phonology. Read full review

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Contents

The science of speech
3
Phonetics
5
Phonetics and linguistics
7
Making speech sounds
11
The larynx
13
The vocal tract above the larynx
14
Describing speech production
15
Classifying speech sounds
17
Acoustic and articulatory classification of speech sounds
42
Acoustics of suprasegmental features
46
Sounds in systems
47
Systems of sounds
48
Groups of sounds
50
Connected speech and coarticulation
53
Coarticulation
57
Elision
61

Vowels
18
Consonants
20
Tone and tone languages
25
Lexical and grammatical use of tone
26
Tones and context
27
Tones and pitchaccents
28
Suprasegmentals
31
Intonation
33
Rhythm
36
Other suprasegmental features
37
Acoustics of speech sounds
39
Variation
63
Regional variation
64
Social variation
65
Style variation
66
Choosing the speech to study
67
Conclusion
69
Readings
71
References
99
Glossary
107
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Professor Henry Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London, and has also been Professor of Applied Linguistics at Essex University and Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna.

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