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Sounds Fascinating

Sounds Fascinating Author John Wells
ISBN-10 9781107157798
Release 2016-08-31
Pages 220
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Is that really how people say that? What a fascinating sound!

Sounds Interesting

Sounds Interesting Author J. C. Wells
ISBN-10 9781107074705
Release 2014-09-25
Pages 217
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Sounds Interesting explores a range of current and widely researched topics such as pronunciation, teaching, intonation, spelling, and accents.

English Intonation PB and Audio CD

English Intonation PB and Audio CD Author J. C. Wells
ISBN-10 0521683807
Release 2006-08-31
Pages 276
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An introduction to intonation - the expression of meaning through rise and fall of pitch in our voices - in English.

The Sounds of Japanese with Audio CD

The Sounds of Japanese with Audio CD Author Timothy J. Vance
ISBN-10 9780521617543
Release 2008-10-30
Pages 263
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An introduction to the sounds and pronunciation of Standard Japanese with accompanying audio CD.

Patterns of Sounds

Patterns of Sounds Author Maddieson
ISBN-10 0521113261
Release 2009-06-18
Pages 436
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Patterns of Sounds describes the frequency and distributional patterns of the phonemic sounds in a large and representative sample of the world's languages. The results are based on UPSID (the UCLA Phonological Segment Inventory Database), a computer file containing the phonemes of 317 languages selected on the basis of genetic diversity. The book contains nine chapters analysing the UPSID data, as well as fully labelled phoneme charts for each language and a comprehensive segment index. Questions of the frequency and co-occurrence of the particular segment types are discussed in detail and possible explanations for the patterns observed are evaluated. The book is thus both a report on the research into phoneme inventory structure that has been done using UPSID and a resource that provides the reader with the tools to extend that research.

The Sound Pattern of English

The Sound Pattern of English Author Noam Chomsky
ISBN-10 026253097X
Release 1991
Pages 470
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Since this classic work in phonology was published in 1968, there has been no other book that gives as broad a view of the subject, combining generally applicable theoretical contributions with analysis of the details of a single language. The theoretical issues raised in The Sound Pattern of English continue to be critical to current phonology, and in many instances the solutions proposed by Chomsky and Halle have yet to be improved upon.Noam Chomsky and Morris Halle are Institute Professors of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT.


Phonetics Author Rachael-Anne Knight
ISBN-10 9781139504195
Release 2012-01-26
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A problem-based introduction to phonetics, with over three hundred exercises integrated into the text to help the student discover and practice the subject interactively. It assumes no previous knowledge of the subject and highlights and explains new terms and concepts when they are first introduced. Graded review questions and exercises at the end of every unit help the student monitor their own progress and further practice new skills, and there is frequent cross-referencing for the student to see how the subject fits together and how later concepts build on earlier ones. The book highlights the differences between speech and writing in Unit One and covers all the essential topics of a phonetics course.

Introduction to English Phonetics

Introduction to English Phonetics Author Richard Ogden
ISBN-10 9780748630943
Release 2009-12-14
Pages 208
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This book introduces undergraduates to the concepts, terminology and representations needed for an understanding of how English is pronounced around the world. Assuming no prior knowledge, the book guides readers through the vocal tract and explains how sounds of speech are made. Two main forms of representation are used: phonetic transcription and simple acoustic data. As far as possible, the book is based on naturally-occurring, conversational speech so that readers are familiar with the details of everyday talk (and not just the careful pronunciations represented in dictionaries). Examples are taken from around the English-speaking world, including North America, Australia, New Zealand and varieties of British English. Introductory chapters cover the basic phonetic framework, while later chapters discuss groups of sounds in more detail. The book takes an open-minded approach to what sounds of English might be significant for making meaning, and highlights the significance of word meaning, morphology, sociolinguistics and conversational interaction in phonetic analysis. Key Features*Introductory text assuming no prior knowledge of phonetics*Informed by up to date research on naturally occurring conversational English*Focuses on phonetics as a skill and encourages the reader to reflect on their own speech*Covers a range of forms of phonetic representation.

Applied English Phonology

Applied English Phonology Author Mehmet Yavas
ISBN-10 9781444333220
Release 2011-01-25
Pages 271
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"Applied English Phonology" responds to the need for a practical and accessible source on applied phonology for students from applied linguistics, TESOL, and speech pathology programs. It does so by covering the fundamental aspects of the English sound system, including basic phonetic elements, phonemics, allophonic rules of English consonants and vowels, phonotactics, and stress and intonation. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and extended and now includes numerous sound files for transcription practice, new exercises, explanations of sociophonetic variation, andsystematic and expanded coverage of regional vowel shifts in the United States. It also includes entirely new sections on the role of Optimality Theory and perception in second language phonology. All chapters include extensive and updated exercises to aid students in both their grasp of the subject and their effective assimilation of material. The Instructor's Manual and sound files are available at

Pronouncing English

Pronouncing English Author Richard V. Teschner
ISBN-10 1589010027
Release 2004
Pages 280
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Pronouncing English is a textbook for teaching English phonetics and phonology, offering an original "stress-based" approach while incorporating all the standard course topics. Drawing on current linguistic theory, it uniquely analyzes prosody first, and then discusses its effects on pronunciation--emphasizing suprasegmental features such as meter, stress, and intonation, then the vowels and consonants themselves. Distinguished by being the first work of its kind to be based on an exhaustive statistical analysis of all the lexical entries of an entire dictionary, Pronouncing English is complemented by a list of symbols and a glossary. Richard Teschner and M. Stanley Whitley present an improved description of English pronunciation and conclude each chapter with suggestions on how to do a better job of teaching it. An appendix with a brief introduction to acoustic phonetics--the basis for the perception vs. the production of sounds--is also included. Revolutionary in its field, Pronouncing English declares that virtually all aspects of English pronunciation--from the vowel system to the articulation of syllables, words, and sentences--are determined by the presence or absence of stress. The accompanying CD-ROM carries audio recordings of many of the volume's exercises, more than 100 text and sound files, and data files on which the statistical observations were based.


Uptalk Author
ISBN-10 9781107123854
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English Phonology

English Phonology Author Heinz J. Giegerich
ISBN-10 0521336031
Release 1992-10-15
Pages 333
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This is an introduction to the phonology of present-day English. It deals principally with three varieties of English: "General American," Southern British "Received Pronunciation" and "Scottish Standard English." It offers a systematic and detailed discussion of the features shared by these major accents, and explains some major differences. Other varieties of English--Australian and New Zealand English, South African English and Hiberno-English--are also discussed briefly. Without focusing on current phonological theory and its evolution, the author demonstrates the importance of "theory," in whatever shape or form, in phonological argumentation. This textbook will be welcomed by all students of English language and linguistics.

Some Exercises in the Sounds of Speech

Some Exercises in the Sounds of Speech Author C. C. Bell
ISBN-10 9781107585690
Release 2015-12-03
Pages 104
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Originally published in 1933, this book was conceived as a collection of exercises for practice in spoken English, suitable for the use of students in the Education Department at King's College, London. The aim of the text was to 'provide exercises of the kind required by students training to be teachers, whose aim should be a type of speech acceptable among educated people, and fit for the ears of those who are being educated.' This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the English language, speech training, pronunciation and phonetics.

Sound Foundations

Sound Foundations Author Adrian Underhill
ISBN-10 1405064102
Release 2011
Pages 210
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Sound Foundations has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sound Foundations also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sound Foundations book for free.

Gimson s Pronunciation of English

Gimson s Pronunciation of English Author Alan Cruttenden
ISBN-10 9781134669202
Release 2013-11-26
Pages 384
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Gimson's Pronunciation of English is an indispensible reference book for anyone invloved in studying or teaching the pronunciation of English.

English Phonetics and Phonology

English Phonetics and Phonology Author Peter Roach
ISBN-10 9780521786133
Release 2000-12-07
Pages 283
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English Phonetics and Phonology bridges the gap between pronunciation handbooks and technical phonetics and phonology textbooks.

Principles of Phonetics

Principles of Phonetics Author John Laver
ISBN-10 052145655X
Release 1994-05-12
Pages 707
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Comprehensive textbook on phonetics, with examples from over 500 languages.