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. 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 by J.C. Catford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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New format and text design Updated usage of phonetic symobls in line with the most recent International Phonetic Alphabet Chart Cstford to 9 figures Text updated and clarified for ease of reading Revised further reading section with recent publications and more attention to aerodynamics, acoustics, and prosodies New references to the most important new publications show more.

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Table of Contents 1. Jakob rated it it was ok Jan 23, Kramer and Ryan S. Open Preview See a Problem? Irina rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Anyone looking to learn more about language.

Jordan rated it it was amazing Dec 15, However, its concentration on segmental features of speech at the expense of suprasegmentals, and the fact that it deals with several physiological possibilities fatford are not widespread in languages of the world, mean that its usefulness for ESL teachers is limited.


Any new publication on phonetics by J. Such a componential approach is an ideal way of countering the holistic way in which speech sounds are generally viewed by the phonetically untrained. It is widely considered nowadays to be only a pedagogically convenient fiction see Roach, ; Faber,; Brown, I no longer want to sound like a complete idiot when trying to speak another language. Breathe in, start up [ssssssi then, while carefully maintaining the [s]-articulation, suddenly abolish the initiation – i.

Catford’s account of rhythm owes much to the theory of Abercrombie practica. 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.

It systematically covers all types of speech modification breath, voice, whisper, creakitroduction the ways in which the air stream is finally modulated to generate specific types of soundand prosodic features stress, syllable, tone, intonation. Very useful in learning all the possible sounds the human vocal system can produce. praftical

Basic components of speech 3. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics. The book is a practical introduction. Table of contents 1. Other books in this series.

This is followed in Chapter 10 by discussion of the sound systems of different languages, again almost exclusively at the segmental level. Informed throughout by recent research in aerodynamics and acoustics, this book will interest a wide range of students and teachers of languages, linguistics, speech therapy, and anthropology. Want to Read saving…. Uzhdarchios rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Catford’s book is an excellent practical introduction to segmental general phonetics.


A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

Joss rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Catford’s unique interactive approach leads readers to explore the entire range of human sounds through a series of introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts, proceeding Stricture types ; 5.

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Description An understanding of phonetics – of the mechanisms of speech, of how the sounds of language are produced, introductikn of how they can be analysed and classified – is an essential acquirement for all those who have to deal with language and languages either theoretically or practically.

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 inrroduction of the sounds they study. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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