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Speech Sounds : Language Workbooks - Patricia Ashby

Speech Sounds

Language Workbooks

Paperback Published: 1st March 2005
ISBN: 9780415341783
Number Of Pages: 136

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"Routledge Language Workbooks "provide absolute beginners with practical introductions to core areas of language study. Books in the series provide comprehensive coverage of the area as well as a basis for further investigation. Each "Language Workbook "guides the reader through the subject using 'hands-on' language analysis, equipping them with the basic analytical skills needed to handle a wide range of data. Written in a clear and simple style, with all technical concepts fully explained, "Language Workbooks" can be used for independent study or as part of a taught class.
"Speech Sounds":
*helps develop the fundamental skills of the phonetician
*investigates the various aspects involved in the production of speech sounds
*uses data-based material to reinforce each new concept
*includes examples from a wide range of languages
*provides dozens of exercises with solutions and cross-references
*can complement existing course or textbook material.
The new edition of "Speech Sounds" has been revised and updated throughout and offers a new chapter on the practical applications of phonetics, including information about career prospects; new examples; and a fully updated further reading section.

List of illustrationsp. vi
Using this bookp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Spoken and written languagep. 1
Phonetic transcription, consonant and vowel soundsp. 8
Consonants: the role of the larynxp. 18
More about vowelsp. 25
The organs of speech and place of articulationp. 34
Manner of articulation and airstream mechanismsp. 45
Consonant description and voice-place-manner labelsp. 56
The International Phonetic Alphabetp. 64
More about consonant variationp. 72
Yet more about consonants: secondary articulationsp. 81
Working with phoneticsp. 89
Further readingp. 94
Answers to exercisesp. 98
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ISBN: 9780415341783
ISBN-10: 0415341787
Series: Language Workbooks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 136
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.4  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition

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