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Vowels and Consonants

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This popular and accessible introduction to phonetics is now available in a fully updated second edition. Peter Ladefoged describes how languages use a variety of different sounds, many of them quite unlike any that occur in well-known languages.

Important topics covered in Vowels and Consonants include:

* The main forces operating on the sounds of languages

* The acousti
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 24th 2005 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published 2000)
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Emperador Spock
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Excellent phonetics introductory book. It may be a bit basic for anyone with some knowledge in the field, but it doesn't dumb down what it tells, includes everything that should be in a book like this, and shows the way for those who are interested.
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Read this for phonetics course. Fantastic read, and really engaging writing by Ladefoged
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