Practical Phonetics and Phonology, w. CD-ROM

Practical Phonetics and Phonology, w. CD-ROM
A resource book for students
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Beverley S. Collins
664 g
246x173x18 mm
Routledge English Language Introductions

Beverley Collins has held lectureships in phonetics at the universities of Lancaster and Leiden, and was Visiting Professor at Ghent University. He is presently a member of the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Inger M. Mees is Associate Professor in the Department of International Business Communication at the Copenhagen Business School.
3rd edition.
Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings-all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections-introduction, development, exploration and extension-which offer self-contained stages for study.
Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained. Revised and updated throughout, this third edition of Practical Phonetics and Phonology: presents the essentials of the subject and their day-to-day applications in an engaging and accessible manner covers all the core concepts of speech science, such as the phoneme, syllable structure, production of speech, vowel and consonant possibilities, glottal settings, stress, rhythm, intonation and the surprises of connected speech incorporates classic readings from key names in the discipline including David Abercrombie, David Crystal, Dennis Fry, Daniel Jones, Peter Ladefoged, Peter Trudgill and John Wells includes an audio CD containing a collection of samples provided by genuine speakers of 25 accent varieties from Britain, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Singapore and West Africa gives outlines of the sound systems of six key languages from around the world contains over a hundred activity exercises, many accompanied by audio material is accompanied by a brand new companion website featuring additional guidance, audio files, keys to activities in the book, further exercises and activities, and extra practice in phonemic transcription New features of this edition include an additional reading on teaching pronunciation, phonetic descriptions of three more languages (Japanese, Polish and Italian), expanded material on spelling/sound relationships, more information on acquiring the pronunciation of a foreign language, additional suggestions for further reading and much new illustrative material. Written by authors who are experienced teachers and researchers, this best-selling textbook will appeal to all students of English language and linguistics and those training for a certificate in TEFL.
A. INTRODUCTION 1. English worldwide 2. Phoneme and allophone 3. Connected speech and phonemic transcription 4. How we produce speech 5. Consonant possibilities 6. Vowel possibilities B. DEVELOPMENT 1. Phoneme and syllable revisited 2. English consonants 3. English vowels 4. Features of connected speech 5. Stress and rhythm 6. Speech melody C. EXPLORATION 1. Accent variation - General American 2. Accents of British Isles 3. Celtic-influenced varieties 4. World accent varieties 5. Pronunciation change 6. Teaching and Learning a foreign language D. EXTENSION 1. RP - R.I.P? (David Abercrombie) 2. Attitudes to accents (Daniel Jones) 3. Pronunciation worries (David Crystal) 4. Helping the deaf to hear (Dennis Fry) 5. Making computers talk (Peter Ladefoged) 6. Covert associations of speech sound (Steven Pinker) 7. Using phonetics to fight crime (Maurice Varney) 8. The rise of 'Upspeak' (Barbara Bradford) 9. How children learn the meaning of intonation (David Crystal) End matter Glossary Further reading References Index

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