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Vowels and consonants : an introduction to the sounds of languages

Author: Peter Ladefoged
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. ed., [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats
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This popular and accessible introduction to phonetics is now available in a fully updated second edition. Peter Ladefoged describes how languages use a variety of different sounds, many of them quite  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ladefoged
ISBN: 9781405124584 140512458X 9781405124591 1405124598
OCLC Number: 706855101
Description: XVI, 206 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme ; 25 cm + 1 CD-ROM (12 cm)
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Sounds and Languages:. 1. The Sounds of Language Evolve. 2. Language and Speech. 3. Describing Speech Sounds. 4. Summary. Part II: Pitch and Loudness:. 5. Tones. 6. English Intonation. 7. The Vocal Folds. 8. Loudness Differences. 9. Summary. Part III: Vowel Contrasts:. 10. Sets of Vowels in a Language. 11. English Vowels. 12. Summary. Part IV: The Sounds of Vowels:. 13. Acoustic Structure of Vowels. 14. The Acoustic Vowel Space. 15. Sound Spectrograms. 16. Summary. Part V: Charting Vowels:. 17. Formants one and two. 18. Comparing English Vowels. 19. Formant three. 20. Summary. Part VI: The Sounds of Consonants:. 21. Consonant Contrasts. 22. Stop Consonants. 23. Approximants. 24. Nasals. 25. Fricatives. 26. Summary. Part VII: Acoustic Components of Speech:. 27. The Principal Acoustic Components. 28. Synthesizing Speech. 29. Summary. Part VIII: Talking Computers:. 30. How Writing must be Pronounced. 31. Words and Sounds in Sentences. 32. Synthesizing Sounds from a Phonetic Transcription. 33. Summary. Part IX: Listening Computers:. 34. Identifying Sounds. 35. The Basis of Computer Speech Recognition. 36. Special Context Speech Recognizers. 37. Recognizing Running Speech. 38. Different Accents and Different Voices. 39. More for the computationally curious. 40. Summary. Part X: Making English Consonants:. 41. Acoustics and Articulations. 42. The Vocal Organs. 43. Places and Manners of Articulation. 44. Describing Consonants. 45. Summary. Part XI: Making English Vowels:. 46. Movements of the Tongue and Lip for Vowels. 47. Muscles controlling the Tongue and Lip. 48. Traditional Descriptions of Vowels. 49. Summary. Part XII: Actions of the Larynx:. 50. Voiced and Voiceless Sounds. 51. Voicing and Aspiration. 52. Glottal Stops. 53. Breathy Voice. 54. Creaky Voice. 55. Further Differences in Vocal Fold Vibrations. 56. Ejectives. 57. Implosives. 58. Recording Data on Larynx Actions. 59. Summary. Part XIII: Consonants Around the World:. 60. Phonetic Fieldwork. 61. Well Known Consonants. 62. More Places of Articulation. 63. More Manners of Articulation. 64. Clicks. 65. Summary. Part XIV: Vowels around the World:. 66. Types of Vowels. 67. Lip Rounding. 68. Nasalized Vowels. 69. Voice Quality. 70. Summary. Part XV: Putting Vowels and Consonants Together:. 71. The Speed of Speech. 72. The Alphabet. 73. Slips of the Tongue and the Ear. 74. The International Phonetic Alphabet. 75. Contrasting Sounds. 76. Features that Matter within a Language. 77. Summary.
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