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Fundamentals of Phonetics: A Practical Guide for Students, CourseSmart eTextbook, 3rd Edition

By Larry H. Small

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Mar 28, 2011

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For speech and hearing students taking courses in phonetics and linguistics.

 

An introduction to the fundamentals of linguistic phonetics filled with learning tools that focus on practical phonetic transcription skills.

 

Through in-text exercises and audio recordings, available for sale separately, this introductory text makes the learning of phonetics clear, systematic, and easy. Appropriate for both undergraduate and graduate students in the speech and hearing professions, this book focuses on teaching students the practical skills necessary to successfully perform phonetic transcription of individuals with speech sound disorders. Beginning with pertinent information on normal speech production, this introductory text then introduces students to the transcription of consonants and vowels, connected speech, and individuals with speech sound disorders. Students also learn the transcription of regional and ethnic dialectal variations of speech. Throughout the well-organized text, CD icons, learning exercises, objectives, and study questions help students learn and process the text’s material.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition   

 

1    Phonetics: A “Sound” Science    

Chapter Learning Objectives

Introduction

Phonetics as a Field of Study

Variation in Phonetic Practice

IPA Fonts

A Note on Pronunciation and Dialect

Study Questions

On-Line Resources    

 

2   Phonetic Transcription of English    

Chapter Learning Objectives

The Difference between Spelling and Sound    

Morphemes    

Phonemes    

Allophones: Members of a Phoneme Family    

Syllables 

Word Stress

Broad versus Narrow Transcription

Review Exercises    

Study Questions    

On-Line Resources

Assignments    

 

3   Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism    

     Chapter Learning Objectives

The Respiratory System and Respiration    

The Laryngeal System and Phonation    

The Supralaryngeal System and Articulation    

Review Exercises    

Study Questions

On-Line Resources    

 

4   Vowels

Chapter Learning Objectives

What Is a Vowel ? 

The Vocal Tract and Resonance

Transcription of the English Vowels  

Review Exercises    

Study Questions    

On-Line Resources

Assignments  

 

5   Consonants

Chapter Learning Objectives

What Is a Consonant?    

Consonants versus Vowels

Manner, Place, and Voicing

The English Consonants    

Review Exercises    

Study Questions

On-Line Resources    

Assignments    

 

6   Connected Speech    

Chapter Learning Objectives

Assimilation    

Suprasegmental Aspects of Speech    

Review Exercises    

Study Questions

On-Line Resources    

Assignments    

 

7   Clinical Phonetics: Transcription of Speech Sound Disorders    

Chapter Learning Objectives

Overview of the Clinical Process    

Typical Phonological Development    

Phonological Processes    

Children with Phonological Disorders    

Transcription of Speech Sound Disorders: Diacritics    

The extIPA and the VoQS    

Transcription of Speech Sound Disorders: Non-English Phonemes

Suggestions for Transcription    

Review Exercises    

Study Questions

On-Line Resources    

Assignments    

 

8   Dialectal Variation    

Chapter Learning Objectives

Regional Dialects    

Southern American English    

Eastern American English    

Social and Ethnic Dialects    

African American English    

Learning English as a Second Language    

Spanish-Influenced English    

Asian/Pacific-Influenced English    

Russian- and Arabic-Influenced English

Review Exercises    

Study Questions

On-Line Resources    

Assignments    

 

References    

Answers to Questions    

Appendix A

Glossary    

Index    

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