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English Phonetics And Phonology: A Practical Course
by Peter Roach
Recognised as the most practical and comprehensive text in the field of phonetics, this third edition of English Phonetics and Phonology includes revised transcriptions, a wider discussion of different varieties of English and an updated treatment of intonation.
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.
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.