Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. This book is an introduction to practical phonetics, the description and classification of the sounds of speech. Catford’s unique interactive approach leads. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics has 62 ratings and 6 reviews. Emma said: A great book with a very practical approach. Don’t do the exercises in pub.

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The Grammar of Words Geert Booij. Linguistic Categorization John R. Introductoon in prsctical 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 introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts.

In this way, the reader acquires a personal awareness of the principles of phonetic analysis and classification rather than a merely intellectual knowledge of them. Linguistic Reconstruction Anthony Fox. This text also includes a chapter on sound systems–the ways in which particular languages utilize and systematize the universal sound-producing potential of humans.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Kramer and Ryan S. Numerous diagrams and tables illustrate the approach. 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 Universities of Edinburgh and Michigan.

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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.


Informed throughout by recent research in aerodynamics and acoustics, this highly practical text is ideal for courses in introduction to phonetics and will be of interest to a wide range of students and teachers of languages, linguistics, speech therapy, and anthropology. Hannah rated it liked it May 02, Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?

The Lexicon Elisabetta Jezek. The explanation of phonetic concepts takes the form of experiments which the reader is invited to perform using his own vocal apparatus. The rationale is that the reader may learn only so much from verbal descriptions, but that his understanding will be deeper if it is based on introspection and investigation of his own performance, with the aim of bringing articulatory gestures under conscious control.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by J.C. Catford

Mar 17, Michael Sorrentino rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Mohamed Zaghar rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Toshinobu rated it liked it Feb 28, US Higher Education Not for profit. Hudson and Bernard J. Jezebelle Creek rated it really liked it Sep 05, A third component phonation, i.

Soosa Jredah rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Through extensive travel, he has developed a special knowledge of exotic languages. The entire range of phonetic categories is introduced in ‘experiments’, to be carried out in the readrer’s own vocal tract. Particularly pleasing are the experiments it contains. The International Phonetic Alphabet ; Index show more.

As with Ladefogedit ‘is a course in phonetics, not a book about phonetics’ Ladefoged, Bolinger has criticised this traditional emphasis on segmentals succinctly as follows:. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

Basic components of speech ; 3. Previous Publication Date s November Martin rated it liked it Mar 01, That experiment is typical of those contained in the book, and demonstrates the componential approach adopted. By actually articulating sounds and attending to the motor sensations they produce, readers acquire a deep, personal awareness of the principles of phonetic analysis and classification.


By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Catford’s book is an excellent practical introduction to segmental general phonetics. Click HERE to register.

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This is followed in Chapter 10 by discussion of the catgord systems of different languages, again almost exclusively at the segmental level. Co-articulation and sequences ; 7. However, many might argue as to the extent and depth of understanding required by the ESL teacher. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

Review For further reading References Appendix: Principles and Parameters Peter W. Uzhdarchios rated it it was amazing Aug 17, This book is not yet featured catord Listopia.

Catford is to be warmly welcomed. By actually articulating sounds and attending to the motor sensations they produce, readers acquire a deep, personal awareness of the principles of phonetic analysis and classification.

It systematically covers all types of speech modification breath, voice, whisper, creakarticulation the ways in which the air stream is finally modulated to generate specific types of soundand prosodic features stress, syllable, tone, intonation.

Catford would seem to be the ideal person to put straight the facts of English rhythm. Stricture types ; 5. Isabelle rated it really liked it Nov 14,