The Sound Structure of English: An Introduction by Chris McCullyThe Sound Structure of English: An Introduction by Chris McCully

The Sound Structure of English: An Introduction

byChris McCully

Paperback | March 23, 2009

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The Sound Structure of English provides a clear introduction to English phonetics and phonology. Tailored to suit the needs of individual, one-term course modules, it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and presents the basic facts in a straightforward manner, making it the ideal text for beginners. Students are guided step-by-step through the main concepts and techniques of phonetic and phonological analysis, aided by concise chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive glossary of all the terms introduced. Each chapter is accompanied by an engaging set of exercises and discussion questions, encouraging students to consolidate and develop their learning, and providing essential self-study material. The book is accompanied by a companion website, featuring solutions to the exercises and useful additional resources. Providing the essential knowledge and skills for those embarking on the study of English sounds, it is set to become the leading introduction to the field.
Title:The Sound Structure of English: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:242 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.55 inShipping dimensions:9.72 × 6.85 × 0.55 inPublished:March 23, 2009Publisher:Cambridge UniversityLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521615496

ISBN - 13:9780521615495


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Consonants (1): contrastiveness; 3. Consonants (2): classification; 4. Consonants (3): distribution; 5. Syllables (1): introduction; 6. Syllables (2): constituents; 7. Syllables (3): structure; 8. Vowels (1): short vowels; 9. Vowels (2): long vowels and diphthongs; 10. Vowels (3): variation; 11. Problems, theories and representations.

Editorial Reviews

"Overall, the book provides a good coverage of some of the main topics in English phonetics and phonology and should be lauded for its student friendly organization and content."
-Marie Ploquin, University of Quebec in Montreal