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. 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 by J.C. Catford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Sound systems of languages ; Bolinger has criticised this traditional emphasis on segmentals succinctly as follows:.

J.C. Catford () A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

All sounds involve two basic components – initiation an airstream and articulation. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. I didn’t know that this was exactly the book I wanted to read until I started to do so! Review ; For further reading ; References ; Appendix: It is thus very suitable for undergraduate courses in phonetics and for groups such as speech therapists. As the book cover rightly states, he ‘is widely regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time’.

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 ; a revised further reading section that includes recent publications; and additional references to several important new publications. 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.


Meaning in Language Alan Cruse. Participation is by invitation only. There are several topics covered in the book which fall outside the central interest of ESL, e. No trivia or quizzes yet. Click HERE to register. It systematically covers all types of speech modification breath, voice, whisper, creakarticulation the ways in which the air stream is finally modulated to generate specific types of soundand prosodic features stress, syllable, tone, intonation.

It is widely considered nowadays to be only a pedagogically convenient fiction see Roach, ; Faber,; Brown, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Decline of the Space Program: Jezebelle Creek rated it really liked it Sep 05, Shuna rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Refresh and try again.

Jay Sean rated it it was amazing Oct 24, This highly practical approach is informed throughout by recent research, particularly in the aerodynamics and acoustics of speech.

Through extensive travel, he has developed a special knowledge of exotic languages. The cardinal vowels 9. Sound systems of languages Kramer and Ryan S. The International Phonetic Alphabet Index. But it’s nice to read about other languages too. Rachel rated it liked it Mar 02, Martin rated it liked it Mar 01, One of its ideas is that you can learn this by yourself.

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Reviews “[A]n 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 inhroduction the whole subject. Table of contents 1. Paperbackpages. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.


A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

The Lexicon Elisabetta Jezek. Now repeat the experiment with an [si-articulation. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

Basic components of speech 3. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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.

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Catford would seem to be the ideal person to put straight the facts of English rhythm. By actually articulating sounds and w to the motor sensations they produce, readers acquire a deep, personal awareness of the principles of phonetic analysis and classification.

Now in a new edition, this unique interactive introduction to the study of phonetics shows students how to examine the entire range of human introductioh through a series of introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts. Organizational Communication Michael W. An excellent undergraduate-level introduction to phonetics.