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The Phonetics of Russian - Daniel Jones

The Phonetics of Russian

Paperback Published: 3rd February 2011
ISBN: 9780521153003
Number Of Pages: 324

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The Phonetics of Russian is intended to help those studying Russian to pronounce the language well, and to give students of general phonetics a knowledge of the phonetic system of Russian. In addition it serves as a reference book on Russian pronunciation. On its publication in 1969 it replaced The Pronunciation of Russian by Trofimov and Jones. The book provides a straightforward outline of the necessary general phonetic theory and the system of transcription and contains a precise description of the way in which the sounds of Russian are articulated, and how they are affected by the neighbouring sounds. The fundamentals of Russian intonation are described and there is a chapter of passages for practice in Russian pronunciation in which the phonetic transcriptions include accents marking both tone and stress. The Russian text and the English translation of the passages are provided. Throughout the book constant attention is paid to the problems of the learner and advice given for mastering the sounds.

Phonetic Theory and Transcription:
The organs of speech
Breath and voice
Vowels and consonants
How to learn vowels
The classification of vowels
How to describe consonants
The principles of transcription, phonemes
the Phonetics of Russian:
Types of Russian pronunciation
General notes on the Russian vowels and consonants
The Russian vowels in detail
The Russian semi-vowel j
The Russian diphthongs
Labialization and velarization
Palatalized consonants and their phonetic representation
The Russian plosive consonants
The Russian fricative consonants
The Russian affricative consonants
The Russian nasal consonants
The Russian lateral consonants
The Russian rolled consonants
Similitude and assimilation
Accent, stress and length
Passages for practice
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ISBN: 9780521153003
ISBN-10: 052115300X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 3rd February 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.41