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The sounds of language : an introduction to phonetics / Henry Rogers.

Author/Creator:
Rogers, Henry, 1940-2010, author.
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2000, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (365 p.)
Series:
Learning about language.
Learning about Language
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Subjects:
English language -- Phonetics.
Phonetics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Phonetics is the scientific study of sounds used in language- how the sounds are produced, how they are transferred from the speaker to the hearer and how they are heard and perceived. The Sounds of Language provides an accessible, general introduction to phonetics with a special emphasis on English. Focusing on the phonetics of English, the first section allows students to get an overall view of the subject. Two standard accents of English are presented- RP (Received Pronunciation), the standard accent of England, and GA (General American), the standard accent throughout much
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Publisher's Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Introduction; The study of phonetics; Articulatory phonetics; English places of articulation; Technical terms; Exercises; Chapter 2 The basic sounds of English; Transcription; Accents of English; Consonants; Vowels; Stress; Comparison of RP and GA; Technical terms; Symbols; Exercises; Chapter 3 English consonants; Allophones and phonemes; Voicing; Length; Place of articulation; Manner of articulation; Technical terms; Symbols; Exercises; Chapter 4 English vowels
Distributional restrictionsThe vowel phonemes of RP; The vowel phonemes of GA; RP and GA vowels; Technical terms; Symbols; Exercises; Chapter 5 English suprasegmentals; Syllables; Phonotactics; Stress; Pitch and intonation; Rhythm; Technical terms; Symbol; Exercises; Chapter 6 English accent differences; Background; General scheme; Received Pronunciation (RP) revisited; Cockney; Yorkshire; Scotland; Belfast; Dublin; Australia; New Zealand; South Africa; West Indies; India; General American (GA) revisited; New England; New York City; US South; African American Vernacular English; Canada
NewfoundlandTechnical terms; Exercises; Chapter 7 Sound waves, spectra, and resonance; Sound waves; Spectrum; Glottal wave; Resonance; Noise; Technical terms; Exercises; Chapter 8 The acoustics of English sounds; Spectrograms; English vowels; English consonants; Technical terms; Exercises; Chapter 9 Vowels and glides; Vowels; Glides; Technical terms; Symbols; Exercises; Chapter 10 Place of articulation; Primary places of articulation; Double articulation; Secondary articulations; Technical terms; Symbols; Exercises; Chapter 11 Manner of articulation; Degree of stricture; Obstruents
ApproximantsTrills, taps, and flaps; Laterals; Nasals; Technical terms; Symbols; Exercises; Chapter 12 Phonation; Anatomy; Glottis; States of the glottis; Voice onset time; Breathy voiced stops; Technical terms; Symbols; Exercises; Chapter 13 Air stream mechanisms; Air pressure; Air stream mechanisms; Technical terms; Symbols; Exercises; Chapter 14 Syllables and suprasegmentals; Syllable; Length; Pitch and tone; Stress; Intonation; Technical terms; Exercises; Appendices; Appendix A English consonantal allophones; Appendix B Glossary; Appendix C Calligraphy
Appendix D The transcription of English vowelsAppendix E The International Phonetic Alphabet; Bibliography; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
First published 2000 by Pearson Education Limited.
ISBN:
1-317-87775-6
1-138-45777-9
1-315-83873-7
1-317-87776-4
OCLC:
879947829
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9781315838731 doi