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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Catford is widely regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University practkcal 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 Universities of Edinburgh and Michigan.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Catford is to be warmly welcomed.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

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 introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts.

Linguistic Categorization John R. Lessons of the Space Program Phillip K. However, its x on segmental features of speech at the expense of suprasegmentals, and the fact that it deals with several physiological possibilities which are not widespread in languages of the world, mean that its usefulness przctical ESL teachers is limited.

Diachronic Syntax Ian Roberts. This is an excellent introduction; however, there is no CD associated with the book. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Principles and Parameters Peter W. Mar 17, Michael Sorrentino rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Hannah rated it liked it May 02, 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 phnetics study.


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Toshinobu rated it liked it Feb 28, Anyone looking to learn more about language. Isabelle rated it really liked it Nov 14, This book is an introduction to general phonetics which explores the entire range of human sounds, systematically covering all types of modification of speech breath, voice, whisper, creak, etc. The Grammar of Words Geert Booij. This theory held sway in the s and 70s but has gradually been pdactical by the failure of investigators to find confirming evidence for the theory.

I also loved the fact that Catford draws examples from a variety of languages, not just English, although English is the predominant language of interest. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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The margins are very wide and the paper quality is perfect for writing notes in pencil. The History of Languages Tore Janson. Other books in this series. 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.


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There are many competing introductions to phonetics on the market. Catford’s account of rhythm owes much to the theory of Abercrombie e. The Best Books of All sounds involve two basic components – initiation an airstream and articulation.

Mohamed Zaghar rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Open Preview See a Problem? Be the first to ask a question about A Practical Introduction to Phonetics. Hemanth R rated it liked it Jun 17, However, many might argue as to the extent and depth of understanding required by the ESL teacher. Irina rated it it was amazing Jul 13, My edition of this textbook was neither of those things.

Review For further reading References Appendix: The International Phonetic Alphabet Index. There are several topics covered in the book which fall outside the central interest of ESL, e. Stricture types ; 5.

I didn’t know that this was exactly the book I wanted to read until I started to do so! It systematically covers all types of speech modification breath, voice, prcatical, creakarticulation the ways in which the air stream is finally modulated to generate specific types of soundand prosodic features stress, syllable, tone, intonation.

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