Phonetics: A Practical Introduction

Author:   Ratree Wayland (University of Florida)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
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9781108407076


Pages:   304
Publication Date:   06 December 2018
Format:   Paperback
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Speech is the most effective medium humans use to exchange and transmit knowledge, ideas and experiences. It exists physiologically as neural and muscular activity, and subsequent articulatory, acoustic and auditory events, and as an abstract, rule-governed system at the psychological level. Together, both levels produce communication by speech. To appreciate speech and its communicative function, all of its characteristics must be understood. This book offers the most comprehensive and accessible coverage of the three areas of phonetics: articulatory, acoustic, and auditory or speech perception. Students without a linguistics background can be daunted by phonetics, so clear language is used to define linguistics and phonetics concepts with examples and illustrations to ensure understanding. Furthermore, each chapter concludes with comprehension exercises to reinforce understanding. Online exercises and recordings of speech stimuli from various languages provide additional opportunity to hone perception, production, phonetic transcription skills and acoustic analysis measurement practice.

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Author:   Ratree Wayland (University of Florida)
Publisher:   Cambridge University Press
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.20cm , Height: 1.40cm , Length: 24.60cm
Weight:   0.620kg
ISBN:  

9781108407076


ISBN 10:   1108407072
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   06 December 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Advance praise: 'An excellent resource for students interested in studying phonetic science. It provides an accessible introduction to key topics in the discipline and also functions as an authoritative point of reference for more complex topics in phonetic analysis.' Damien Mooney, University of Bristol Advance praise: 'Excellent and very well structured ... it manages the art of introducing articulatory, acoustic phonetics, and speech perception, in a comprehensive and in-depth yet highly accessible manner.' Ocke-Schwen Bohn, Aarhus Universiteit, Denmark Advance praise: 'A comprehensive and clear introduction to phonetics ... it is impressively broad and up to date - particularly in its coverage of instrumental techniques for analyzing articulatory aspects of speech production.' Matthew Gordon, University of California, Santa Barbara Advance praise: 'This is an excellent, comprehensive overview to the field of phonetics. It provides clear introductions to each subfield of phonetics, including digital signal processing and hearing, and offers a solid background to the study of phonetics.' Melissa Baese-Berk, University of Oregon Advance praise: 'An excellent resource for students interested in studying phonetic science. It provides an accessible introduction to key topics in the discipline and also functions as an authoritative point of reference for more complex topics in phonetic analysis.' Damien Mooney, University of Bristol Advance praise: 'Excellent and very well structured ... it manages the art of introducing articulatory, acoustic phonetics, and speech perception, in a comprehensive and in-depth yet highly accessible manner.' Ocke-Schwen Bohn, Aarhus Universiteit, Denmark Advance praise: 'A comprehensive and clear introduction to phonetics ... it is impressively broad and up to date - particularly in its coverage of instrumental techniques for analyzing articulatory aspects of speech production.' Matthew Gordon, University of California, Santa Barbara Advance praise: 'This is an excellent, comprehensive overview to the field of phonetics. It provides clear introductions to each subfield of phonetics, including digital signal processing and hearing, and offers a solid background to the study of phonetics.' Melissa Baese-Berk, University of Oregon


Author Information

Ratree Wayland is Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics of the University of Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Cornell University. Her doctoral research on acoustic and perceptual investigation of breathy and clear phonation in Khmer (Cambodian) spoken in Thailand was sponsored by a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad grant. She was an National Institutes of Health (NIH) post-doctoral fellow at the biocommunication laboratory, University of Alabama, conducting research focusing on second language speech learning. She has published extensively on phonetics of various languages, particularly on cross-language perception and production of lexical tones. Her work was supported by grants from the NIH.

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