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Title:
Phonetics
Author:
Roach, Peter (Peter John), 1943-
Publication Information:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
x, 116 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780194372398
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Phonetics is an essential part of linguistics, as it is through analysing spoken language that linguistic data is collected. This book leads the reader through the main areas of phonetics, including how speech sounds are made and how phoneticians classify them in certain ways, theInternational Phonetic Alphabet, and how sounds are transmitted from speaker to hearer.


Author Notes

Professor Henry Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London, and has also been Professor of Applied Linguistics at Essex University and Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna.


Table of Contents

Preface
Section 1 Survey
1 The science of speech
The speech chain
Phonetics
Phonetics and linguistics
2 Making speech sounds
Speech and breathing
The larynx
The vocal tract above the larynx
Describing speech production
3 Classifying speech sounds
Vowels
Consonants
4 Tone and tone languages
Lexical and grammatical use of tone
Tone levels and contours
Tones and context
Tones and pitch-accents
5 Suprasegmentals
Stress and accent
Intonation
Rhythm
Other suprasegmental features
6 Acoustics of speech sounds
Acoustic waveforms
Acoustic and articulatory classification of speech sounds
Acoustics of suprasegmental features
7 Sounds in systems
Systems of sounds
Groups of sounds
8 Connected speech and coarticulation
Assimilation
Coarticulation
Elision
9 Variation
Regional variation
Social variation
Style variation
Age and variation
Choosing the speech to study
Conclusion
Section 2 Readings
Section 3 References
section 4 Glossary