English Phonetics and Phonology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 1405134542
ISBN-13: 9781405134545
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Philip Carr
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List price: $25.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

The second edition of the popular English Phonetics and Phonology textbook  has been extensively updated and expanded to offer greater flexibility for teachers and increased support for non–native speakers studying the sound systems of English.An ideal introduction to the study of the sound systems of English, designed for those with no previous knowledge of the subjectSecond edition now rigorously updated and expanded to reflect feedback from existing students and to increase support for non–native speakers of EnglishBenefits from a useful introduction to articulatory phonetics, along with coverage of the main aspects of the phonological structure of present–day EnglishFeatures a completely new chapter on the relationship between English spelling and pronunciation, extended coverage of intonation, and extensive revisions to sections on rhythm, word stress, intonation and varieties of English worldwideIncludes invaluable chapter–by–chapter exercises, linked to sound files available on the accompanying website at www.wiley.com/go/carrphonetics

List of Sound Recordings
Prefaces to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgements
Figure 1 The organs of speech
Figure 2 The International Phonetic Alphabet
English Phonetics: Consonants (i)
Airstream and Articulation
Place of Articulation
Manner of Articulation: Stops, Fricatives and Approximants
Exercises
English Phonetics: Consonants (ii)
Central vs Lateral
Taps and Trills
Secondary Articulation
Affricates
Aspiration
Nasal Stops
Exercises
English Phonetics: Vowels (i)
The Primary Cardinal Vowels
RP and GA Short Vowels
Exercises
English Phonetics: Vowels (ii)
RP and GA Long Vowels
RP and GA Diphthongs
Exercises
The Phonemic Principle
Introduction: Linguistic Knowledge
Contrast vs Predictability: The Phoneme
Phonemes, Allophones and Contexts
Summing Up
Exercises
English Phonemes
English Consonant Phonemes
The Phonological Form of Morphemes
English Vowel Phonemes
Exercises
English Syllable Structure
Introduction
Constituency in Syllable Structure
The Sonority Hierarchy, Maximal Onset and Syllable Weight
Language-Specific Phonotactics
Syllabic Consonants and Phonotactics
Syllable-Based Generalizations
Morphological Structure, Syllable Structure and Resyllabification
Summing Up
Exercises
Rhythm and Word Stress in English
The Rhythm of English
English Word Stress: Is It Entirely Random?
English Word Stress: Some General Principles
Word Stress Assignment in Morphologically Simple Words
Word Stress Assignment and Morphological Structure
Compound Words
Summing Up
Exercises
Rhythm, Reversal and Reduction
More on the Trochaic Metrical Foot
Representing Metrical Structure
Phonological Generalizations and Foot Structure
The Rhythm of English Again: Stress Timing and Eurhythmy
Exercises
English Intonation
Tonic Syllables, Tones and Intonation Phrases
Departures from the LLI Rule
IPs and Syntactic Units
Tonic Placement, IP Boundaries and Syntax
Tones and Syntax
Tonic Placement and Discourse Context
Summing Up
Exercises
Graphophonemics: Spelling-Pronunciation Relations
Introduction
Vowel Graphemes and Their Phonemic Values
Consonant Graphemes and Their Phonemic Values
Exercises
Variation in English Accents
Introduction
Systemic vs Realizational Differences between Accents
Perceptual and Articulatory Space
Differences in the Lexical Distribution of Phonemes
Exercises
An Outline of Some Accents of English
Some British Accents
Two American Accents
Two Southern Hemisphere Accents
An Overview of Some Common Phenomena Found in Accent Variation
Exercises
Suggested Further Reading
Index

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