Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. This book is an introduction to practical phonetics, the description and classification of the sounds of speech. Catford’s unique interactive approach leads. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics has 62 ratings and 6 reviews. Emma said: A great book with a very practical approach. Don’t do the exercises in pub.

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From back flap of “A Practicaln Introduction to Phonetics”: The margins are very wide introductioon the paper quality is perfect for writing notes in pencil.

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This second edition of A Practical Introduction to Phonetics features a new format and text design; updated use of phonetic symbols in line with the latest International Phonetic Ohonetics Chart ; a revised further reading section that includes recent publications; and additional references to several important new publications. But it’s nice to read about other languages too.

Informed throughout by recent research in aerodynamics and acoustics, this highly practical text is ideal for courses in introduction to phonetics and will be of interest to a wide range of students and teachers of languages, linguistics, speech therapy, and anthropology.

This is followed in Chapter 10 by discussion of the sound systems of different languages, again almost exclusively at the segmental level. Principles and Parameters Peter W.


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Table of Contents 1. Kramer and Ryan S. Jay Sean rated it it was amazing Oct 24, The Lexicon Elisabetta Jezek.

Apr 08, Ester rated it really liked it Shelves: Semantic Analysis Cliff Goddard. The organisation and layout of the book is very helpful, the diagrams are great, and where this textbooks obviously stands out is in its practical approach by way of teaching correct pronunciations so that students have first-hand, introspective knowledge of the sounds they study.

I also loved the fact that Catford draws examples from a variety of languages, not just English, although English is the predominant language of interest. The entire range of phonetic categories is introduced in ‘experiments’, to be carried out in the readrer’s own vocal tract. This book is an introduction to general phonetics which explores the entire range of human sounds, systematically covering all types of modification of speech breath, voice, whisper, creak, etc. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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prctical Chris Cates rated it really liked it Jul 05, He is author of numerous influential articles in phonetics, and of “A Linguistic Theory of Translation” and “Fundamental Problems in Phonetics” A Practical Introduction to Phonetics J. No trivia or quizzes yet. Sound systems of languages Organizational Communication Michael W.


An excellent undergraduate-level introduction to phonetics. Jun rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Lists with This Book. Through extensive travel, he has developed a special knowledge of exotic languages.

Most of the examples practcal very clear and easy to follow, others less so, although I wonder whether the problem is in me and not the instructions.

Jezebelle Creek rated it really liked it Sep 05, New format and text design Updated usage of phonetic symobls in line with the most recent International Phonetic Alphabet Chart Revisions to 9 figures Text updated and clarified for ease of reading Revised further reading section with recent publications and more attention to aerodynamics, acoustics, and prosodies New references to the most important new publications show more.

Faith Patterson rated it it was amazing Oct 17, Linguistic Typology Jae Jung Song.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics – Paperback – J. C. Catford – Oxford University Press

Catford would seem to be the ideal person to put straight the facts of English rhythm. Reviewed by Adam Brown. Foundations, Challenges, Misunderstandings Daniel P. This event will be held at University of Phoneticss Malaysia from 8. Anyone looking to learn more about language.

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