A Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology by R.l. TraskA Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology by R.l. Trask

A Dictionary of Phonetics and Phonology

byR.l. TraskEditorR.l. Trask

Paperback | December 18, 1995

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Written for students of linguistics, applied linguistics and speech therapy, this dictionary covers over 2,000 terms in phonetics and phonology. In addition to providing a comprehensive, yet concise, guide to an enormous number of individual terms, it also includes an explanation of the most important theoretical approaches to phonology. Its usefulness as a reference tool is further enhanced by the inclusion of pronunciations, notational devices and symbols, earliest sources of terms, suggestions for further reading, and advice with regard to usage.
The wide range of topics explained include:
* Classical phonology, including American Structuralism and the Prague School
* Contemporary approaches, including Autosegmental Phonology, Metrical Phonology, Dependency Phonology, Government Phonology and Lexical Phonology
* Prosodic ideas in phonology, both traditional and contemporary ^ * * historical phonology
* Intonation and tonology
This dictionary devotes space to the various theoretical approaches in proportion to their importance, but it concentrates most heavily on non-theory-bound descriptive terminology. It will remain a definitive reference for years to come.
Title:A Dictionary of Phonetics and PhonologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.4 inPublished:December 18, 1995Publisher:Taylor and Francis

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415112613

ISBN - 13:9780415112611

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"A new and welcome addition to this growing literature... a valuable aid to anyone interested in phonetics and phonology. I will certainly use it and will recommend it to my colleagues and students.."
-Language International, 8.4. 1996