New PDF release: A Course in Phonetics (Sixth Edition)

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By Peter Ladefoged

ISBN-10: 1428231269

ISBN-13: 9781428231269

Phonetics is so comprehensible with A path IN PHONETICS and its CD! This best-selling textual content will get undergraduates painlessly into the subdiscipline of phonetics. Attuning your ear and training speech sounds is straightforward with the CD-ROM; over 4,000 audio documents contain many types of English and nearly 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 area.

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Thus, the consonant at the beginning of the word sing is a (1) voiceless, (2) alveolar, (3) central, (4) oral, (5) fricative; and the consonant at the end of sing is a (1) voiced, (2) velar, (3) central, (4) nasal, (5) stop. On most occasions, it is not necessary to state all five points. Unless a specific statement to the contrary is made, consonants are usually presumed to be central, not lateral, and oral rather than nasal. Consequently, points (3) and (4) may often be left out, so the consonant at the beginning of sing is simply called a voiceless alveolar fricative.

Both these symbols are ascenders (letters that go up from the line of writing rather than descending below it). The spelling system of the English language does not distinguish between [ T ] and [ D ]. They are both written with the letters th in pairs such as thigh, thy. The symbol for the voiceless palato-alveolar (post-alveolar) fricative [ S ] (long s) in shy, sheep, rash is both an ascender and a descender. It is like a long, straightened s going both above and below the line of writing. The corresponding voiced symbol [ Z ] is like a long z descending below the line.

1. Circle the words that begin with a bilabial consonant: met net set bet let pet 2. Circle the words that begin with a velar consonant: knot got lot cot hot pot Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 15 Sounds illustrating all the places of articulation discussed so far, except for retroflex sounds. Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part.

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