Phonetics

Phonetics

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This book leads the reader through the main areas of phonetics, including how speech sounds are made and how phoneticians classify them. Topics include the International Phonetic Alphabet, intonation, and accent variation.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437239-8
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This book leads the reader through the main areas of phonetics, including how speech sounds are made and how phoneticians classify them. Topics include the International Phonetic Alphabet, intonation, and accent variation.

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This book leads the reader through the main areas of phonetics, including how speech sounds are made and how phoneticians classify them. Topics include the International Phonetic Alphabet, intonation, and accent variation.

Contents

Preface

Section 1

Survey

1 The science of speech
The speech chain
Phonetics
Phonetics and linguistics

2 Making speech sounds
Speech and breathing
The larynx
The vocal tract above the larynx
Describing speech production

3 Classifying speech sounds
Vowels
Consonants

4 Tone and tone languages
Lexical and grammatical use of tone
Tone levels and contours
Tones and context
Tones and pitch-accents

5 Suprasegmentals
Stress and accent
Intonation
Rhythm
Other suprasegmental features

6 Acoustics of speech sounds
Acoustic waveforms
Acoustic and articulatory classification of speech sounds
Acoustics of suprasegmental features

7 Sounds in systems
Systems of sounds
Groups of sounds

8 Connected speech and coarticulation
Assimilation
Coarticulation
Elision

9 Variation
Regional variation
Social variation
Style variation
Age and variation
Choosing the speech to study
Conclusion

Section 2

Readings

Section 3

References

section 4

Glossary