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The sounds of language : an introduction to phonetics

Author: Henry Rogers
Publisher: Harrow, England ; New York : Longman, 2000.
Series: Learning about language.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Phonetics is the scientific study of sounds used in language: how the sounds are produced, how they are transferred from the speaker to the hearer and how they are heard and perceived. The Sounds of Language provides an accessible, general introduction to phonetics with a special emphasis on English." "Containing student-friendly features such as extensive exercises for practising the sounds covered in each  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Rogers
ISBN: 0582381827 9780582381827
OCLC Number: 43060672
Description: xiii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The basic sounds of English --
3. English consonants --
4. English vowels --
5. English suprasegmentals --
6. English accent differences --
7. Sound waves, spectra, and resonance --
8. The acoustics of English sounds --
9. Vowels and semivowels --
10. Place of articulation --
11. Manner of articulation --
12. Phonation --
13. Airstream mechanisms --
14. Syllables and suprasegmentals.
Series Title: Learning about language.
Responsibility: Henry Rogers.

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Phonetics is the scientific study of sounds used in language. This study considers the two most influential accents in English: the British and the American. In particular, it examines how the sounds  Read more...

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