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Sounds interesting : observations on English and general phonetics

Author: J C Wells
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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"How do you pronounce omega, tortoise and sloth? And why? Do charted and chartered sound the same? How do people pronounce the names Charon, Punjab, and Sexwale? In this engaging book, John Wells, a world-renowned phonetician and phonologist, explores these questions and others. Each chapter consists of carefully selected entries from Wells' acclaimed phonetics blog, on which he regularly posted on a range of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wells, J.C. (John Christopher).
Sounds interesting
(DLC) 2014022387
(OCoLC)881655523
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J C Wells
ISBN: 9781139871327 1139871323
OCLC Number: 893076112
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 207 pages)
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. How do you say ...?; 2. English phonetics: theory and practice; 3. Teaching and examining; 4. Intonation; 5. Symbol shapes, fonts, and spelling; 6. English accents; 7. Phonetics around the world; Postscript; Index of words; General index.
Responsibility: J.C. Wells.
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Sounds Interesting explores a range of current and widely researched topics such as pronunciation, teaching, intonation, spelling, and accents.  Read more...

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