A Course in Phonetics (Sixth Edition) by Peter Ladefoged

By Peter Ladefoged

Phonetics is so comprehensible with A path IN PHONETICS and its CD! This best-selling textual content will get undergraduates painlessly into the subdiscipline of phonetics. Attuning your ear and working towards speech sounds is straightforward with the CD-ROM; over 4,000 audio records comprise many types of English and virtually a hundred different languages. The CD additionally includes fabric for each chapter--recordings of phrases within the tables and function exercises--and maps with hyperlinks to sounds of the languages spoken in quite a few components of the area.

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All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 20 CHAPTER 1 Articulation and Acoustics As you can see, in all these vowel gestures, the tongue tip is down behind the lower front teeth, and the body of the tongue is domed upward. Check that this is so in your own pronunciation. You will notice that you can prolong the [ h ] sound and that there is no mouth movement between the [ h ] and the following vowel; the [ h ] is like a voiceless version of the vowel that comes after it.

All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 2 Phonology and Phonetic Transcription Many people think that learning phonetics means simply learning to use phonetic transcription. But there is really much more to the subject than learning to use a set of symbols. A phonetician is a person who can describe speech, who understands the mechanisms of speech production and speech perception, and who knows how languages use these mechanisms. Phonetic transcription is no more than a useful tool that phoneticians use in the description of speech.

State of the vocal folds (voiced or voiceless); 2. place of articulation; 3. central or lateral articulation; 4. soft palate raised to form a velic closure (oral sounds) or lowered (nasal sounds); and 5. manner of articulatory action. Thus, the consonant at the beginning of the word sing is a (1) voiceless, (2) alveolar, (3) central, (4) oral, (5) fricative; and the consonant at the end of sing is a (1) voiced, (2) velar, (3) central, (4) nasal, (5) stop. On most occasions, it is not necessary to state all five points.

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