The Sounds of Japanese with Audio CD by Timothy J. VanceThe Sounds of Japanese with Audio CD by Timothy J. Vance

The Sounds of Japanese with Audio CD

byTimothy J. Vance

Other | January 12, 2009

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This introduction to the sounds of Japanese is designed for English-speaking students with no prior knowledge of the language, and includes an audio CD which demonstrates the sounds and pronunciation described. It will be an invaluable resource for students of Japanese wishing to improve their pronunciation, as well as those studying Japanese linguistics. • Explains how speech sounds are produced in Japanese (articulatory phonetics), and the system of sounds in Japanese (phonology). • Covers a range of topics including vowels, consonants, syllables, accents, intonations, and phonemics. • Gives clear comparisons with English, and provides practical advice on pronunciation. • Provides a wealth of authentic Japanese examples. • Each chapter contains exercises to help students put their knowledge into practice.
Title:The Sounds of Japanese with Audio CDFormat:OtherProduct dimensions:284 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.67 inShipping dimensions:9.72 × 6.85 × 0.67 inPublished:January 12, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521617545

ISBN - 13:9780521617543


Table of Contents

1. Phonetics; 2. Phonemics; 3. Vowels; 4. Syllable-initial consonants; 5. Syllable-final consonants; 6.Syllables and moras; 7. Accent and intonation; 8. Other topics; Appendix A. Broad phonetic transcription; Appendix B. Phonemes and allophones; Appendix C. Hepburn and Kunrei Romanization.