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A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

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Now in a new edition, this unique interactive introduction to the study of phonetics shows students how to examine the entire range of human sounds through a series of 124 introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts. It systematically covers all types of speech modification (breath, voice, whisper, creak), articulation (the ways in which the air stream ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published January 17th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published November 17th 1988)
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Ester
Apr 08, 2016 Ester rated it really liked it
An excellent undergraduate-level introduction to phonetics. The organisation and layout of the book is very helpful, the diagrams are great, and where this textbooks obviously stands out is in its practical approach by way of teaching correct pronunciations so that students have first-hand, introspective knowledge of the sounds they study. Most of the examples are very clear and easy to follow, others less so, although I wonder whether the problem is in me and not the instructions. I also loved ...more
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Nov 16, 2015 Bahareh rated it really liked it
بسیار کتاب جذابی بود. همیشه از مبحث فونتیک فراری بودم چون پر بود از اصطلاعات و علائمی که جز حفظ کردن راهی دیگری برای به ذهن سپاری شان سراغ نداشتم ولی این کتاب دانسته های تئوریک درس فونتیک را برایم به صورت عملی در آورد. درست مثل اینکه تا امروز تنها درباره دوچرخه سواری کتاب خوانده باشم و از امروز به بعد یاد گرفتم چطور به طور عملی دوچرخه سواری کنم. یا به عبارتی فونتیک سواری.
Itsbecka
Jan 06, 2008 Itsbecka rated it really liked it
I no longer want to sound like a complete idiot when trying to speak another language. This is an excellent introduction; however, there is no CD associated with the book.
Michael Sorrentino
Mar 17, 2014 Michael Sorrentino rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone looking to learn more about language
Shelves: informational
Very useful in learning all the possible sounds the human vocal system can produce.
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(From back flap of "A Practicaln Introduction to Phonetics"):

J.C. Catford is widely regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time, and is currently (1988) Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Michigan. He has wide and varied teaching experience, having worked for several years for the British Council in Greece, Egypt, and Palestine, and subsequently in the Universitie
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