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Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics #6: Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perceptionby Henning Reetz
Synopses & Reviews
Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception is a comprehensive introduction to the study of speech and sound. The authors expertly guide readers through major issues in the field, including:
The textbook also offers uniquely thorough coverage of related relevant areas, including vocal fold vibration and the working of the ear, creating an engagingly flexible work for instructors. Exercises at the end of each chapter give students the opportunity to put their knowledge into practice, and a companion website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/phonetics offers a range of sound files that vividly illustrate the text.
Reetz and Jongman have created a work which designed for undergraduates in linguistics as well as students in related fields like speech sciences and applied linguistics.
Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception offers a comprehensive guide to the study of speech and sound. Written in a clear and concise style by two of the field's leading scholars, Phonetics is an essential textbook for students of phonetics and speech science, as well as anyone in related fields seeking an introduction to the complete range of mechanisms of speech. Unlike many other texts, Phonetics delves deeply into:
* Phonetic transcription: how the sounds of speech are written down
* Speech production: how sounds are produced
* Acoustics: speech sounds and their acoustic characteristics
* Speech perception: how speech is perceived by listeners
As it explores the entire range of human speech, Phonetics is informed throughout by the latest research in this rapidly changing field. A companion website is available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/phonetics, providing exercises for each chapter, as well as an array of sound files to lead students to an in-depth understanding of the field of phonetics.
Companion website, featuring additional resources such as sound files, can be found here: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/phonetics/
Providing a comprehensive overview of the four primary areas of phonetics, Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception is an ideal guide to the complete study of speech and sound.
About the Author
Henning Reetz is a Professor at the Institute for Phonetics and Phonology at the University of Frankfurt, Germany.
Allard Jongman is a Professor in the Linguistics Department of the University of Kansas, and Co-Director of the University of Kansas Phonetics and Psycholinguistics Laboratory (KUPPL). Dr Jongman has published extensively on acoustic and auditory phonetics in a variety of languages.
Table of Contents
2. Articulatory Phonetics.
3. Phonetic transcription.
4. Place and manner of articulation of consonants and vowels.
5. Physiology of the Vocal Apparatus.
6. Airstream mechanisms and phonation types.
7. Basic acoustics.
8. Analysis methods for speech sounds.
9. The source-filter theory of speech production.
10. Acoustic characteristics of speech sounds.
11. Syllables and Suprasegmentals.
12. Physiology and psychophysics of hearing.
13. Speech perception.
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