Introducing Phonetic Science by Michael AshbyIntroducing Phonetic Science by Michael Ashby

Introducing Phonetic Science

byMichael Ashby, John Maidment

Paperback | April 25, 2005

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This accessible new textbook presents a practical introduction to phonetics, the study of speech. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, it introduces students to the fundamental concepts in phonetic science, and equips them with the essential skills needed for recognizing, describing and transcribing a range of speech sounds. With numerous graded exercises enabling students to put these skills into practice, Introducing Phonetic Science provides a solid foundation in phonetics, and will be invaluable to students beginning courses in linguistics, speech sciences, language pathology and language therapy.
John Maidment is Lecturer in Phonetics at University College London.
Title:Introducing Phonetic ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.59 inPublished:April 25, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521004969

ISBN - 13:9780521004961

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to speech; 2. Voice; 3. Place of articulation; 4. Manner of articulation; 5. Vowels; 6. Voice II; 7. Airstream mechanisms; 8. Speech sounds and speech movements; 9. Basic phonological concepts; 10. Suprasegmentals; 11. Speaker and hearer.

Editorial Reviews

'This introductory textbook in phonetics is excellently composed and written, it's style being mostly clear and elegant in spite of the complex topic. It contains a large number of figures, tables and practical exercises. Illuminating sound examples have been taken from several languages from different parts of the world. It also treats some issues that are usually not included in introductory textbooks, e.g. voice types, click modification, hearing deficiencies. ... the book will be highly recommendable, due to its very high quality in terms of coverage, as well as macro- and micro-level composition.' Moderna Sprak