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By Peter Ladefoged

ISBN-10: 1428231269

ISBN-13: 9781428231269

Phonetics is so comprehensible with A direction IN PHONETICS and its CD! This best-selling textual content will get undergraduates painlessly into the subdiscipline of phonetics. Attuning your ear and working towards speech sounds is simple with the CD-ROM; over 4,000 audio documents contain many types of English and virtually a hundred different languages. The CD additionally includes fabric for each chapter--recordings of phrases within the tables and function exercises--and maps with hyperlinks to sounds of the languages spoken in quite a few components of the realm.

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For the most part, we describe only the significant articulations rather than the details of the sounds. For example, when saying the English word tie, some people pronounce the consonant with the blade of the tongue against the alveolar ridge, others with the tip of the tongue. This kind of difference in articulation does not affect the meaning of the word and is not usually transcribed. We will begin by considering just this simplest form of transcription, sometimes called a broad transcription.

12. 6. 13. 7. 14. 14 Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 26 CHAPTER 1 Articulation and Acoustics B. Describe the consonants in the word skinflint using the chart below. Fill in all five columns, and put parentheses around the terms that may be left out, as shown for the first consonant. s 1 2 3 4 5 Voiced or voiceless Place of articulation Central or lateral Oral or nasal Articulatory action voiceless alveolar (central) (oral) fricative k n f l t C.

All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Suprasegmentals 23 (inversely) to what we called vowel height in articulatory terms. These characteristic overtones are called the formants of the vowels, the one with the lower pitch (distinguishable in creaky voice) being called the first formant and the higher one (the one heard when whispering) the second formant. The notion of a formant (actually the second formant) distinguishing vowels has been known for a long time.

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