Oxford Introduction to Language Study: Phonetics

Paperback | August 15, 2001

byPeter RoachEditorH. G. Widdowson

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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.

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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 tran...

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.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.31 inPublished:August 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0194372391

ISBN - 13:9780194372398

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Table of Contents

PrefaceSection 1Survey1. The science of speechThe speech chainPhoneticsPhonetics and linguistics2. Making speech soundsSpeech and breathingThe larynxThe vocal tract above the larynxDescribing speech production3. Classifying speech soundsVowelsConsonants4. Tone and tone languagesLexical and grammatical use of toneTone levels and contoursTones and contextTones and pitch-accents5. SuprasegmentalsStress and accentIntonationRhythmOther suprasegmental features6. Acoustics of speech soundsAcoustic waveformsAcoustic and articulatory classification of speech soundsAcoustics of suprasegmental features7. Sounds in systemsSystems of soundsGroups of sounds8. Connected speech and coarticulationAssimilationCoarticulationElision9. VariationRegional variationSocial variationStyle variationAge and variationChoosing the speech to studyConclusionSection 2 ReadingsSection 3 Referencessection 4 Glossary