A Course in Phonetics, 6th Edition
- includes CD-ROM
- Peter Ladefoged
- Keith Johnson
- ISBN-10: 1428231269
- ISBN-13: 9781428231269
- 336 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2006, 2001, 1993
- COPYRIGHT: 2011 Published
Peter Ladefoged's A COURSE IN PHONETICS remains the authoritative text for the study of phonetics. Retaining Ladefoged's student-friendly writing style, the Sixth Edition introduces concepts of speech production, describes speech in acoustic terms, and teaches practical phonetic skills including IPA transcription. Expanded sections on acoustic phonetics and speech motor control bring instructors up to date and help students use tools for digital inspection and manipulation of speech. Numerous updates include MRI images of vocal tracts. The included CD-ROM contains over 4,000 audio files of nearly 100 languages, as well as maps keyed to sounds of languages where they are spoken. The CD also contains material for every chapter, such as recordings of the tables, many examples, and the exercises.
"I haven't seen any texts that compare with Ladefoged's."
— Dwan Shipley, Western Washington University, Bellingham
PART I: INTRODUCTORY CONCEPTS.
1.Articulation and Acoustics.
Speech Production. Sound Waves. Places of Articulatory Gestures. The Oro-Nasal Process. Manners of Articulation. The Waveforms of Consonants. The Articulation of Vowel Sounds. The Sounds of Vowels. Suprasegmentals. Exercises.
2. Phonology and Phonetic Transcription.
The Transcription of Consonants. The Transcription of Vowels. Consonant and Vowel Charts. Phonology. Exercises. Performance Exercises.
PART II: ENGLISH PHONETICS.
3. The Consonants of English.
Stop Consonants. Fricatives. Affricates. Nasals. Approximants. Overlapping Gestures. Rules for English Consonant Allophones. Diacritics. Exercises. Performance Exercises.
4. English Vowels.
Transcription and Phonetic Dictionaries. Vowel Quality. The Auditory Vowel Space. American and British Vowels. Diphthongs. Rhotic Vowels. Unstressed Syllables. Tense and Lax Vowels. Rules for English Vowel Allophones. Exercises. Performance Exercises.
5. English Words and Sentences.
Words in Connected Speech. Stress. Degrees of Stress. Sentence Rhythm. Intonation. Target Tones. Exercises. Performance Exercises.
PART III: GENERAL PHONETICS.
6. Airstream Mechanisms and Phonation Types.
Airstream Mechanisms. States of the Glottis. Voice Onset Time. Summary of Actions of the Glottis. Exercises. Performance Exercises.
7. Consonantal Gestures.
Articulatory Targets. Types of Articulatory Gestures. Summary of Manners of Articulation. Exercises. Performance Exercises.
8. Acoustic Phonetics.
Source/Filter Theory. Tube Models. Perturbation Theory. Acoustic Analysis. Acoustics of Consonants. Interpreting Spectrograms. Individual Differences. Exercises.
9. Vowels and Vowel-like Articulations.
Cardinal Vowels. Secondary Cardinal Vowels. Vowels in Other Accents of English. Vowels in Other Languages. Advanced Tongue Root. Rhotacized Vowels. Nasalization. Summary of Vowel Quality. Semivowels. Secondary Articulatory Gestures. Exercises. Performance Exercises.
10. Syllables and Suprasegmental Features.
Syllables. Stress. Length. Timing. Intonation and Tone. Stress, Tone, and Pitch Accent Languages. Exercises. Performance Exercises.
11. Linguistic Phonetics.
Phonetics of the Community and of the Individual. The International Phonetic Alphabet. Feature Hierarchy. A Problem with Linguistic Explanations. Controlling Articulatory Movements. Memory for Speech. The Balance between Phonetic Forces. Performance Exercises.
APPENDIX A: Additional Material for Transcription.
APPENDIX B: Suggestions for Contributors to the Journal of the International Phonetic Association.
All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
This valuable and rich online resource offers web quizzes, key concepts, web links, key-term flashcards, chapter outlines, and audio files for topics including morphology, phonetics, syntax, language acquisition, writing systems, and sociolinguistics, among others.Instructor's Edition (ISBN-10: 143908324X | ISBN-13: 9781439083246)
Peter Ladefoged's A COURSE IN PHONETICS, the hallmark text for the study of linguistics, has been revised by leading phonetician Keith Johnson. Retaining the trademark writing style and approach of previous editions, the Sixth Edition begins with technical terms required for describing speech and transcription symbols before moving on to the phonetics of English and other languages. An up-to-date bonus CD-ROM contains more than 4,000 audio files--recordings of Englishes and non-English languages, maps keyed to sounds, audio versions of tables, and exercises in the text.
This valuable and rich online resource offers web quizzes, key concepts, web links, key-term flashcards, chapter outlines, and audio files for topics including morphology, phonetics, syntax, language acquisition, writing systems, and sociolinguistics, among others.Course in Phonetics CD-ROM (ISBN-10: 1428289666 | ISBN-13: 9781428289666)