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Applied Phonetics

Applied Phonetics - 3rd edition

Applied Phonetics - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780769302607

ISBN10: 0769302602

Applied Phonetics by Harold T. Edwards - ISBN 9780769302607
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Delmar Learning
International: No
Applied Phonetics by Harold T. Edwards - ISBN 9780769302607

ISBN13: 9780769302607

ISBN10: 0769302602

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 3RD 03

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Applied Phonetics is the only comprehensive, systematic, and classroom tested approach to understanding phonetics and phonetic transcription currently available. This product provides an introduction to the field of phonetics and provides a complete overview of each of the sounds of American English. Workbook containing additional practice exercises, flashcards, and audio CDs also available.


  • Companion workbook with audio CDs containing real speech of four speakers allows for practical application of information presented
  • Phonetic stress-placement, one of the most difficult skills to master, is treated methodically and in steps that users can comprehend
  • Thoroughly revised edition includes new information on the dynamics of speech, classifying speech sounds, and expanded discussion of the major dialect areas with the continental United States

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction to Phonetics.

Chapter 1. The Study of Phonetics
Chapter 2. Language, Dialects, Registers and Idiolects
Chapter 3. Classifying the Sounds of Speech
Chapter 4. Some Applications of Phonetic Theory.

Part II: A Detailed Description of the Sounds of American English: A Resource for Phoneticians.

Chapter 5. The Stop Consonants
Chapter 6. The Fricative Consonants
Chapter 7. The Affricate Consonants
Chapter 8. The Nasal Consonants
Chapter 9. The Glide, Liquid, and Lateral Consonants
Chapter 10. The Front Vowels
Chapter 11. The Central Vowels
Chapter 12. The Back Vowels
Chapter 13. The Diphthongs.

Part III: The Suprasegmentrals

Chapter 14. Stress, Intonation, and Rhythm.