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Sound systems of languages ; Meaning in Language Alan Cruse. The cardinal vowels 9. Be the first to ask a question about A Practical Introduction x Phonetics. Jan 01, Emma Lindhagen rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Paperbackpages. It is widely considered nowadays to be only a pedagogically convenient fiction see Roach, ; Faber,; Brown, Want to Read saving…. Catford would seem to be the ideal person to put straight the facts of English rhythm. It systematically covers all types of speech modification breath, voice, whisper, creakarticulation the ways in which the air stream 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.


There are several topics covered in the book which fall outside the central interest of ESL, e. Through extensive travel, he has developed a special knowledge of exotic languages.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics. Such a componential approach is an ideal way of countering the holistic introdution in which speech sounds are generally viewed by the phonetically untrained. Bolinger has criticised this traditional emphasis on segmentals succinctly as follows: May 29, Only a Casual Reader rated it it was amazing.

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

The margins are very wide and the paper quality is perfect for writing notes in pencil. Isabelle rated it really liked it Nov 14, Jordan rated it it was amazing Dec 15, Review For further reading References Appendix: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Retain the [s]-articulation for another 5 seconds or so after you have abolished the initiation’.

Few would deny this. Catford is to be warmly welcomed. A third basic component ; 4.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

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A third component introducion, i. Modaff and Sue DeWine. Particularly pleasing are the experiments it contains.

The fact that these technical terms will be unfamiliar to the average ESL teacher reading this review suggests that they fall within the domain of general phonetics rather than of ESL. Lessons of the Space Program Phillip K. Refresh and try again. Islam Youssef rated it liked it Feb 05, As the book cover rightly states, he introdjction widely regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time’. Foundations, Challenges, Misunderstandings Daniel P.

The Grammar of Words Geert Booij. 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. Informed throughout by recent research in aerodynamics and acoustics, this highly practical text is ideal for courses in introduction to phonetics and will be of interest to a wide range of students and teachers of languages, linguistics, speech therapy, and anthropology.