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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Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics. Description An understanding of phonetics – of the mechanisms of speech, of how the sounds of language are produced, and of how they can be analysed and classified – is an essential acquirement for all those who have to deal with language and languages practicaal theoretically or practically.

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. In addition, there is a chapter on sound systems – the ways in which particular languages utilize and systematize the universal sound-producing potential of man. The entire range of phonetic categories is introduced in ‘experiments’, to be carried out in the readrer’s own vocal tract.


In this way, the reader acquires a personal awareness of the principles of phonetic practicall and classification rather than a merely intellectual knowledge of them. This highly practical approach is informed throughout by recent research, particularly in the aerodynamics and acoustics of speech. New format and text design Updated usage of phonetic symobls in line with the most recent International Phonetic Alphabet Chart J.c.catfors 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 references to the most important new publications show more.

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Table of contents 1. Basic components of speech ; 3. A third basic component ; 4. Stricture types ; 5. Co-articulation and sequences ; 7.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

The cardinal vowels ; 9. Prosodic features ; Sound systems of languages ; Review ; For further reading ; References ; Appendix: The International Phonetic Alphabet ; Index show more.

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. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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