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English Phonetics And Phonology: A Practical Course
by Peter Roach
A complete basic course in English phonetics and phonology, used in many parts of the world, by native and non-native speakers who may be training to teach English or studying the language at advanced level. The edition takes account of recent developments in the teaching of phonology. At the end of each chapter there are notes giving information on further reading, some d ...more
Published July 26th 1991 by Cambridge University Press
(first published May 26th 1983)
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Although at times I wanted to pull my hair out while reading this, it is still a very thorough guide when it comes to breaking language down to its most basic roots. A must-read for anyone interested in the building blocks of language.
Feb 19, 2015 Nourhan rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I want to kill any one who tells me that phonetics is an interesting branch, this faculty leads me to madness and I'll hate all things I like and one of them is phonetics. If I read this book in other circumstances, I would get a lot of benefits. Any way it's so useful but if you read it in calm mood and without stress of faculty and exams.
Let's just say they teach us absolute shit in college. They give you little stuff and expect you to be a fabulous phonetician and shit. No solid books, no referenced stuff, nothing. And my professor is a total jerk. Doesn't even bother to show his face and teach us something, and all is left to the Demonstrator which is good, but you a know 22 year old. i mean you take the information and you can't link it back to anything. Anything compared to the shit I study in college is good.
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a complete basic course in Eng. phnetics & phonology that bridges the gap between simple pronouciation handboks & serious textbooks! 2 me it can be used by both native & non-native speakers, who may be training 2 teach Eng. or studying the lg. technically. presenting the basic factual info. & crucial theoretical issues in a practical way easily, the book includes 20 chapters.
Apr 30, 2012 Levine rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I got this ebook, and it is very helpful. eventhough ive got several phonology books, I recommended this English Phonetics and Phonology for those who really want to know more about Phonology.
Nov 14, 2011 Ruby rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
The book itself is quite good, I'd say. It's clear and thorough, also knows when to shut up, mentions the problems that come with phonology itself, the different ways to approach it, but it is not without an opinion of its own. That being said, I'm still not particulary fond of phonology and the exercises were a little vague at times.
Apr 03, 2015 Nimrodel rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Argh, so difficult to understand but so useful at the same time! Peter Roach opens the gates to the world of English Pronunciation (the best he can do it). Definitely, not a book for study time.