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Phonetics For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-50508-3
Paperback
384 pages
September 2013
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Introduction  1

Part I: Getting Started with Phonetics  7

Chapter 1: Understanding the A-B-Cs of Phonetics 9

Chapter 2: The Lowdown on the Science of Speech Sounds 15

Chapter 3: Meeting the IPA: Your New Secret Code 37

Chapter 4: Producing Speech: The How-To 51

Chapter 5: Classifying Speech Sounds: Your Gateway to Phonology 73

Part II: Speculating about English Speech Sounds  91

Chapter 6: Sounding Out English Consonants 93

Chapter 7: Sounding Out English Vowels 107

Chapter 8: Getting Narrow with Phonology 123

Chapter 9: Perusing the Phonological Rules of English 131

Chapter 10: Grasping the Melody of Language 145

Chapter 11: Marking Melody in Your Transcription 157

Part III: Having a Blast: Sound, Waveforms, and Speech Movement  169

Chapter 12: Making Waves: An Overview of Sound 171

Chapter 13: Reading a Sound Spectrogram 191

Chapter 14: Confi rming That You Just Said What I Thought You Said 219

Part IV: Going Global with Phonetics  235

Chapter 15: Exploring Different Speech Sources 237

Chapter 16: Visiting Other Places, Other Manners 253

Chapter 17: Coming from the Mouths of Babes 277

Chapter 18: Accentuating Accents 291

Chapter 19: Working with Broken Speech 315

Part V: The Part of Tens  333

Chapter 20: Ten Common Mistakes That Beginning Phoneticians Make and How to Avoid Them 335

Chapter 21: Debunking Ten Myths about Various English Accents 341

Index  347

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