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Introduction to Phonetics - L. F. Brosnahan

Paperback Published: 14th June 1976
ISBN: 9780521290425
Number Of Pages: 260

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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.

The physics of sound
The speech apparatus
The production of sound in the vocal tract
The description and classification of speech sounds
The segmental sounds
Combinations of sounds
Prosodic features
Hearing and perception of speech
The functioning of sounds in language
Syntagmatic structures and segmentation
Further reading
List of references
Subject index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521290425
ISBN-10: 0521290422
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 14th June 1976
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.33

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