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Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics

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Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics by Michael Ashby
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This accessible new textbook provides a clear and practical introduction to phonetics, the study of speech. Assuming no prior knowledge of the topic, it introduces students to the fundamental concepts in phonetic science, and equips them with the essential skills needed for recognizing, describing and transcribing a range of speech sounds. Numerous graded exercises enable students to put these skills into practice, and the sounds introduced are clearly illustrated with examples from a variety of English accents and other languages. As well as looking at traditional articulatory description, the book introduces acoustic and other instrumental techniques for analysing speech, and covers topics such as speech and writing, the nature of transcription, hearing and speech perception, linguistic universals, and the basic concepts of phonology. Providing a solid foundation in phonetics, Introducing Phonetic Science will be invaluable to all students beginning courses in linguistics, speech sciences, language pathology and language therapy. Further exercises will be available on an accompanying website.

Author Biography

Michael Ashby is Senior Lecturer in Phonetics at University College London. John Maidment is Lecturer in Phonetics at University College London.
Release date NZ
March 24th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
232
Dimensions
170x244x14
ISBN-13
9780521808828
Product ID
2061634

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