Calvert's Descriptive Phonetics

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Thieme, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 168 pages
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Now in its third edition, Calvert's Descriptive Phonetics is more lively and
up-to-date than ever. This edition retains the focus and clinical applicability
of previous editions, while adding new information, examples, and exercises to
enhance student understanding.


Ideal for either a one- or two-semester course, Calvert's Descriptive Phonetics encompasses the broad
range of introductory topics, such as basic consonant and vowel transcription,
narrow transcription, suprasegmental features, and dialect variations. The
accompanying Descriptive Phonetics Transcription Workbook, includes numerous
listening and transcription exercises as well as a CD-ROM to facilitate practice
outside the classroom.


Highlights of this revised edition:



  • Helpful glossary and review questions at the end
    of every chapter
  • The most up-to-date analysis of dialect variations
  • Workbook and CD-ROM to help your students develop listening and transcription skills
  • Updated chapters to reflect the most current information in the field, from
    suprasegmental effects to multicultural variations dialects


Coupled with its state-of-the-art workbook, Calvert's Descriptive Phonetics streamlines learning
and facilitates subject mastery. It is an effective teaching tool and a valuable
resource, providing all the necessary tools to further phonetics and
transcription proficiency.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
THE SPEECH PRODUCTION MECHANISM AND PROCESSES
11
WOWELS AND CONSONANTS
26
VOWELS AND DIPHTHONGS
31
CONSONANTS
58
SEGMENTAL AND SUPRASEGMENTAL EFFECTS
97
ACOUSTIC PHONETICS
115
DIALECTS
133
APPLIED PHONETICS
144
REFERENCES
151
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About the author (2004)

Professor of Audiology, The University of Akron School of Speech-Language Pathology Audiology, Akron, OH, USA

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