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The sounds of the world's languages

Author: Peter Ladefoged; Ian Maddieson
Publisher: Oxford, OX, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell Publishers, 1996.
Series: Phonological theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume gives a description of all the known ways in which the sounds of the world's languages differ. In doing so, it provides the empirical foundations for linguistics phonetics and phonology.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Ladefoged; Ian Maddieson
ISBN: 0631198148 9780631198147 0631198156 9780631198154
OCLC Number: 31867443
Description: xxi, 425 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. The Sounds of the World's Languages --
2. Places of Articulation --
3. Stops --
4. Nasals and Nasalized Consonants --
5. Fricatives --
6. Laterals --
7. Rhotics --
8. Clicks --
9. Vowels --
10. Multiple Articulatory Gestures --
11. Coda --
Appendix: List of Languages Cited.
Series Title: Phonological theory.
Responsibility: Peter Ladefoged and Ian Maddieson.

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"Scholarly account which frequently challenges many of the traditional concepts in phonetic and linguistic theory." W. J. Hardcastle, Queen Margaret College "The Sounds of the Worlda s Languages Read more...

 
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