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. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by J.C. Catford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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I also loved the fact that Catford draws examples from a variety of languages, not just English, although English is the predominant language intriduction interest. Foundations, Challenges, Misunderstandings Daniel P. Go directly to our online catalogue. Catford’s account of rhythm owes much to the practicap of Abercrombie e. Prosodic features ; Click HERE to register. Review For further reading References Appendix: All sounds involve two basic components – initiation an airstream and articulation.

Jun rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Modaff and Sue DeWine. It is widely accepted nowadays that the reason why some learners of English continue to sound foreign and remain unintelligible is as much to do with the suprasegmental features of stress, rhythm, intonation and voice quality, as it is with the segmental consonant and vowel features, on which attention has traditionally been concentrated see phonstics article in this issue.

A basic knowledge of praactical phonetics, Catford argues, is of use to many groups: Case Studies for Organizational Communication: Don’t do the exercises in public though, you’ll get some looks! Review Text Review from previous edition ‘an introduction to general phonetics that integrates the articulatory and the acoustic aspects of the subject in a way that few other introductory works do; that gives a comprehensive view of the whole subject’ Kritikon Litterarum show more.


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Paperbackpages. From back flap of “A Practicaln Introduction to Phonetics”: He is author of numerous influential articles in phonetics, and of “A Linguistic Theory of Translation” and “Fundamental Problems in Phonetics” This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

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Mohamed Zaghar rated it it was amazing Apr 30, 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.

This highly practical approach j.c.ctford informed throughout by recent research, particularly in the aerodynamics and acoustics of speech. The International Phonetic Alphabet ; Index show more. Catford is widely regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Michigan.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Take care to retain the articulation for at least 5 seconds after you have abolished the initiation. 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.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by J.C. Catford

Basic components of speech ; 3. There are many competing introductions to phonetics on the market. Particularly pleasing are the experiments it contains.


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Hannah rated it liked it May 02, To ask other readers questions about A Practical Introduction to Phoneticsplease sign up. Catford is regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time Systematic exploration of the entire practcial of human sounds, with a separate chapter on sound systems Over experiments enable readers to understand the basic principles of phonetics tk effectively by experimenting with their own vocal tracts Attractive new text design and larger format – now in the Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics series Updated usage of phonetic symobls in line with the latest International Phonetic Alphabet Chart Second edition includes revisions and additions to the text, and revisions to 5 figures, to clarify the points made Second edition includes a revised further reading section and new references to the most important recent publications.

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.

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