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Introduction to Phonetics

Introduction to Phonetics


  • Date Published: April 1976
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521290425

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  • This introductory textbook in general phonetics was first published in 1976. It will be of use to all with an interest in the nature and working of the sound substance of human language, such as students of phonetics and linguistics, teachers and students of modern languages, speech therapists and audiologists. The emphasis is on the basics: the organs of speech and hearing, the methods of sound production in the vocal tract, the types of sound used in human languages, and the process of speech perception. The focus of attention is always the tongue and ear of the phonetician as an investigator of speech, rather than his instruments or experiments, with due attention paid to the phoneme and the distinctive feature, the units in that border area where phonetics and the study of languages come together.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 1976
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521290425
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The physics of sound
    3. The speech apparatus
    4. The production of sound in the vocal tract
    5. The description and classification of speech sounds
    6. The segmental sounds
    7. Combinations of sounds
    8. Prosodic features
    9. Hearing and perception of speech
    10. The functioning of sounds in language
    11. Syntagmatic structures and segmentation
    Further reading
    List of references
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    L. F. Brosnahan

    Bertil Malmberg

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