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English Phonology : An Introduction - Heinz J. Giegerich

English Phonology

An Introduction

Paperback

Published: 14th December 1992
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This is an introduction to the phonology of present-day English. It deals principally with three varieties of English: "General American," Southern British "Received Pronunciation" and "Scottish Standard English." It offers a systematic and detailed discussion of the features shared by these major accents, and explains some major differences. Other varieties of English--Australian and New Zealand English, South African English and Hiberno-English--are also discussed briefly. Without focusing on current phonological theory and its evolution, the author demonstrates the importance of "theory," in whatever shape or form, in phonological argumentation. This textbook will be welcomed by all students of English language and linguistics.

"...Giegerich's book combines a wealth of data with extensive discussion (within this narrow framework) and provides enough reference to the counterexamples to phonemic analysis to make most readers want to see what kind of additional insights (and additional problems) can be found in a less restrictive generative analysis of the same facts." John T. Jensen, Canadian Journal of Linguistics

Preface
Speech sounds and their production
Towards a sound system for English: consonant phonemes
Some vowel systems of English
Phonological features, part I: the classification of English vowel phonemes
Phonological features, part II: the consonant system
Syllables
Word stress
Phonetic representations: the realisations of phonemes
Phrases, sentences and the phonology of connected speech
Representations and derivations
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521336031
ISBN-10: 0521336031
Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 14th December 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.56