Transcribing the Sound of English: A Phonetics Workbook for Words and Discourse by Paul TenchTranscribing the Sound of English: A Phonetics Workbook for Words and Discourse by Paul Tench

Transcribing the Sound of English: A Phonetics Workbook for Words and Discourse

byPaul Tench

Paperback | September 26, 2011

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Do you have a fear of transcription? Are you daunted by the prospect of learning and handling unfamiliar symbols? This workbook is for students who are new to linguistics and phonetics, and offers a didactic approach to the study and transcription of the words, rhythm and intonation of English. It can be used independently or in class and covers all the pronunciation details of words, phrases, rhythm and intonation. Progress is deliberately gentle with plenty of explanations, examples and 'can't go wrong' exercises. It includes a CD of audio recordings of authentic speech, which provides back-up throughout. The CD also introduces students to variations in accents, with eleven different speakers. Going beyond the transcription of words, the book also ventures into real discourse with the simplification systems of colloquial English speech, rhythm and intonation.
Title:Transcribing the Sound of English: A Phonetics Workbook for Words and DiscourseFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:200 pages, 9.72 × 6.85 × 0.39 inShipping dimensions:9.72 × 6.85 × 0.39 inPublished:September 26, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521166055

ISBN - 13:9780521166058

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Words ... : Why transcribe?; 1. Vowels; 2. Consonants; 3. Word stress; 4. Allophones; 5. Accents; 6. Phrases; Part II. ... and Discourse: 7. Rhythm; 8. Intonation: tonality; 9. Intonation: tonicity; 10. Intonation: tone; 11. Intonation: secondary tone; 12. Intonation.

Editorial Reviews

"An excellent, comprehensive course which develops transcription skills, noticing skills and awareness of all aspects of English pronunciation." --Jonathan Marks, Co-ordinator of the IATEFL Pronunciation Special Interest Group