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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Jezebelle Creek rated it really liked it Sep 05, Very useful in learning all the possible sounds the human vocal system can produce. Through extensive travel, he has developed a special knowledge of exotic languages. To ask other readers questions about A Practical Introduction to Phoneticsplease sign up.

Mohamed Zaghar rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Catford would seem to be the ideal person to put straight the facts of English rhythm. Lists with This Book. 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.


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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. I no longer want to sound like a complete idiot when trying to speak another language. 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.

This highly practical approach is informed throughout by recent research, particularly in the aerodynamics and acoustics of speech. The Grammar of Words Geert Booij. Table of contents 1. Bolinger has criticised this traditional emphasis on segmentals succinctly as follows:. Rachel rated it liked it Mar 02, Soosa Jredah rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Most of the examples are very clear and easy to follow, others less so, although I wonder whether the problem is in me and not the instructions.

Hemanth R rated it liked it Jun 17, Basic components of speech 3.

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

The explanation of phonetic concepts takes the form of experiments which the reader is invited to perform using his own vocal apparatus. A third basic component 4. 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.

Introduchion is surprising, therefore, that Catford chooses to recommend two of these Ladefoged, ; Abercrombie, extensively as further reading.


Particularly pleasing are the experiments it contains. Diachronic Syntax Ian Roberts. US Higher Education Not for profit. The cardinal vowels 9. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Jay Sean rated it it was amazing Oct 24, A basic knowledge of general phonetics, Catford argues, is of use to many groups: Co-articulation and sequences 7. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of No trivia or quizzes yet.

A practical introduction to phonetics

Myrna Trauntvein rated it really liked it Jan 13, There are many competing introductions to phonetics on the market. Islam Youssef rated it liked it Feb 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 przctical to the most important new publications show more.

As with Ladefogedit ‘is a course in phonetics, not a book about phonetics’ Ladefoged, It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. A great book with a very practical approach. Linguistic Categorization John R. Now repeat the experiment with an [si-articulation. Click HERE to register.