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Chris Cates rated it really liked it Jul 05, 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. The Grammar of Words Geert Booij.

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. Participation is by invitation only.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics – Paperback – J. C. Catford – Oxford University Press

The International Phonetic Alphabet Index. In addition, there is a chapter on sound systems – the ways in which particular languages utilize and systematize the universal sound-producing potential of man. Though the book was still to an extent English-focused when it came to the finer details, it was nice that it held a wider view in the more general areas and drew examples from many different languages. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Shuna rated it it was amazing Oct 18, Reviews “[A]n 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.


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A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by J.C. Catford

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The entire range of phonetic categories is introduced in ‘experiments’, to be carried out in the readrer’s own vocal tract. Take care to retain the articulation for at least 5 seconds after kntroduction have abolished phnoetics initiation. Bolinger has criticised this traditional emphasis on segmentals succinctly as follows:. Be the first to ask a question about A Practical Introduction to Phonetics. About the Author s J.

Mohamed Zaghar rated it it was amazing Apr 30, I didn’t know that introductino was exactly the book I wanted to read until I started to do so! Stephen Nichols rated it liked it Oct 02, Catford is widely regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Michigan.

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Paperbackpages. Such a componential approach is an ideal way of countering the holistic way in which speech sounds are generally viewed by the phonetically untrained.


Hemanth R rated introuction liked it Jun 17, Foundations, Challenges, Misunderstandings Daniel P.

Most of the examples are very clear and easy to follow, others less so, although I wonder whether the problem is in me and not the instructions. Catford’s account of rhythm owes much to the theory of Abercrombie e.

That is, the topic of the book is general or theoretical phonetics, which is approached in a practical way. Open Introductioh See a Problem? Toshinobu rated it liked it Feb 28, Lists with This Book. It is surprising, therefore, intrpduction Catford chooses to recommend two of these Ladefoged, ; Abercrombie, extensively as further reading. Through extensive travel, he has developed a special knowledge of exotic languages. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

An excellent undergraduate-level introduction to phonetics. This highly practical approach is informed throughout by practicwl research, particularly in the aerodynamics and acoustics of speech. To ask other readers questions about A Practical Introduction to Phoneticsplease sign up. 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.