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. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by J.C. Catford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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While carefully maintaining the lip-teeth articulatory contact, suddenly stop breathing out – i. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Any new publication on phonetics by J.c.cztford.
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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Such a componential approach is an ideal way of countering the holistic way in which speech sounds are generally viewed by the phonetically untrained. Stephen Nichols rated it liked it Oct 02, The Grammar of Words Geert Booij.
He has wide and varied teaching experience, having worked for several years for the British Council in Greece, Egypt, and Palestine, and subsequently in the Universities of Edinburgh and Michigan.
Jakob rated it it was ok Jan 23, My edition of this textbook was neither of those things. Jay Sean rated it it was amazing Oct 24, This book is an introduction to general phonetics which explores the entire j.c.catgord of human sounds, systematically covering all types of modification of speech breath, voice, whisper, creak, etc.
Now in a new edition, this unique interactive introduction to the study of phonetics shows students how to examine the entire range of human sounds through a series of introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts. Soosa Jredah rated it it was amazing Jul 03, From back flap of “A Practicaln Introduction to Phonetics”: It is widely accepted nowadays that the reason why some learners of English continue to sound foreign and remain unintelligible is as much to do with the suprasegmental features of stress, rhythm, intonation and voice quality, as it is with the segmental consonant and vowel features, on which attention has traditionally been concentrated see my article in this issue.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Reviewed by Adam Brown. Catford is regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time Systematic exploration of the entire range of human sounds, with a separate chapter on sound systems Over experiments enable readers to understand the basic principles of phonetics more effectively by experimenting with their own vocal tracts Attractive new text design and larger format – now in the Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics series Updated usage of phonetic symobls in line with the latest International Phonetic Alphabet Chart Second edition includes revisions and additions to the text, and revisions to 5 figures, to clarify the points made Second edition includes a revised further reading section and new references to the most important recent publications.
Breathe in, start up [ssssssi then, while carefully maintaining the [s]-articulation, suddenly abolish the initiation – i.
Now repeat the experiment with an [si-articulation. The cardinal vowels 9. That is, the topic of the book is general or theoretical phonetics, which is approached in a practical way. Lists with This Book.
I also loved An excellent undergraduate-level introduction to phonetics. Though the book was still to an extent English-focused when it came to the finer details, it was nice that it held a wider view in the more general areas and drew examples from many different languages. There are several topics covered in the book which fall outside the central interest of ESL, e.
A Practical Introduction to Phonetics
Review Text Review from previous edition ‘an introduction to general phonetics that integrates the articulatory and the acoustic aspects of the subject in a way that few other introductory works do; that gives a comprehensive view of the whole subject’ Kritikon Litterarum show more. Now in a new edition, this unique interactive introduction to the study of phonetics shows students how to examine the entire range of human sounds through a series of introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts.
Don’t do the exercises in public though, you’ll get some looks! To ask other readers questions about A Practical Introduction to Phoneticsplease sign up. Table of Contents 1. Apr 08, Ester rated it really liked it Shelves: Through extensive travel, he has developed a special knowledge of exotic languages. The History of Languages Tore Janson. That experiment is typical of introductipn contained in the book, and demonstrates the componential approach adopted.
Basic components of speech 3. An excellent undergraduate-level introduction to phonetics. It is thus very suitable j.c.cxtford undergraduate courses in phonetics and for groups such as speech therapists. Very useful in learning all the possible sounds the human vocal system can produce.
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 Alphabet Chart iintroduction a revised further reading section that includes recent publications; and additional references to several important new publications. Want to Read saving…. The International Phonetic Alphabet Index.
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Bolinger has criticised this traditional emphasis on segmentals succinctly as follows:. Myrna Trauntvein rated it really liked it Jan 13, As with Ladefogedit ‘is a course in phonetics, not a book about phonetics’ Ladefoged, Meaning in Language Alan Cruse. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. This text also includes a chapter on sound systems–the ways in which particular languages utilize and systematize the universal sound-producing potential of humans.
The cardinal vowels ; 9.