Applied Phonetics The Sounds of American English

ISBN-10: 0769302602
ISBN-13: 9780769302607
Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $251.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Applied Phonetics is the only comprehensive, systematic, and classroom tested approach to understanding phonetics and phonetic transcription currently available. This product provides an introduction to the field of phonetics and provides a complete overview of each of the sounds of American English. Workbook containing additional practice exercises, flashcards, and audio CDs also available.

Preface
Introduction to Phonetics
The Study of Phonetics
Introduction
Branches of Phonetics
Phonetics: A Tool Subject
Terms Worth Knowing
Dynamic Nature of Speech
Summary
Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
Language, Dialects, Registers, and Idiolects
Introduction
Dialects and Registers
Major Dialects of American English
Determining Your Speech History, or Idiolect
A Dialect Survey for Your Use
Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
Classifying the Sounds of Speech
Introduction
Vowels and Consonants
Voicing
Place of Articulation
Manner of Articulation
Other Manners of Articulation
Distinctive Feature Theory
Phonetic Features That Do Not Distinguish Phonemes
Other Ways of Classifying Speech Sounds
Summary
Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
Some Applications of Phonetic Theory
Introduction
Relationship Between Phonetics and Phonology
Advantages of Using Distinctive Features to Write Phonological Rules
Reading and Writing Phonological Rules with Distinctive Features
Clinical Phonetics: Consonantal Deviations
Clinical Phonetics: Vowel Deviations
Summary
Study Questions
Exercise in Applied Phonetics Workbook
The Sounds of American English: A Resource for Phoneticians
Overview
Organization of the Data
Exercise in Applied Phonetics Workbook
Sounds and Symbols: The Phonetic Alphabet
The Stop Consonants
Introduction
/p/
/b/
/t/
/d/
/k/
/g/
Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
The Fricative Consonants
Introduction
/f/
/v/
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/s/
/z/
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/h/
Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
The Affricate Consonants
Introduction
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Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
The Nasal Consonants
Introduction
/m/
/n/
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Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
The Glide, Liquid, and Lateral Consonants
Introduction
/j/
/w/
/hw/
/r/
/l/
Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
The Front Vowels
Introduction
/i/
/I/
/e/
/[varepsilon]/
/ae/
Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
The Central Vowels
Introduction
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Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
The Back Vowels
Introduction
/u/
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/o/
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/a/
Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
The Diphthongs
Introduction
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Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
The Suprasegmentals
Are Two Levels of Phonetic Analysis Sufficient?
Why Do We Need a Suprasegmental Level of Analysis?
Stress, Intonation, and Rhythm
Stress and Accent
The Function of Phonetic Stress?
How Is Stress Manifested in Speech?
Question Intonation
The Timing of Speech: Rhythm
The IPA and Suprasegmentals
Summary
Study Questions
Exercises in Applied Phonetics Workbook
Appendixes
Relative Frequency of Letters in English
Relative Frequency of Occurrence of Phonemes in English
Developmental Data for the Sounds of English
Understanding Sound Spectrograms
Relative Acoustic Power for the English Phonemes
Relative Difficulty of Recognizing the Phonemes of American English
References
Glossary
Index

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