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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Shuna rated it it was amazing Oct 18, 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.
A Practical Introduction to Phonetics
No trivia or quizzes yet. Few would deny this. An excellent undergraduate-level introduction to phonetics. Bolinger has criticised this traditional emphasis on segmentals succinctly as follows:. Nov 16, Bahareh rated it really liked it. 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 my article in this issue.
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A Practical Introduction to Phonetics – Paperback – J. C. Catford – Oxford University Press
Co-articulation and sequences ; 7. Prosodic features ; Return to Book Page. Very useful in learning all the possible sounds the human vocal system can produce. Apr 08, Ester rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.
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. Breathe in, start up [ssssssi then, while carefully maintaining the [s]-articulation, suddenly abolish the initiation – i.
Review Text Review from previous edition ‘an introduction to general phonetics that integrates practlcal 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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The margins are very wide and the paper quality is perfect for writing notes in pencil. May 29, Only a Casual Reader rated it it was amazing. Catford is regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time Systematic exploration of the entire range of human sounds, with a separate chapter on sound systems Over experiments enable readers to understand the basic principles of practiczl more 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.
This highly practical approach is informed throughout by recent research, particularly in the aerodynamics and acoustics of speech. This is followed in Chapter 10 by discussion of the sound systems of different languages, again almost exclusively at the segmental level.
Diachronic Syntax Ian Roberts. Toshinobu rated it liked it Feb 28, The explanation of phonetic concepts takes the form of experiments which the reader is invited to perform using his own vocal apparatus. This is an excellent introduction; however, there is no CD associated with the book. Brewer and Jim Westerman Request examination copy.
It is surprising, ijtroduction, that Catford chooses to recommend two of these Ladefoged, ; Abercrombie, extensively as further reading.
Jan 06, Itsbecka rated it really liked it Shelves: Particularly pleasing are the experiments it contains. It systematically covers all types of speech modification breath, voice, whisper, creakarticulation the ways in which the air stream Intrkduction 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.
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Islam Youssef rated it liked it Feb 05, Table of Contents 1. Martin rated it liked it Mar 01, Through practicql travel, he has developed a special knowledge of exotic languages. 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.