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Author Collins, Beverley.

Title Practical phonetics and phonology : a resource book for students / Beverley Collins and Inger M. Mees
Edition Third edition
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 329 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Routledge English language introductions
Routledge English language introductions series.
Contents Machine generated contents note: A. Introduction -- 1. English worldwide -- 2. Phoneme, allophone and syllable -- 3. Connected speech and phonemic transcription -- 4. How we produce speech -- 5. Consonant possibilities -- 6. Vowel possibilities -- B. Development -- 1. Phoneme and syllable revisited -- 2. English consonants -- 3. English vowels -- 4. English spelling -- 5. Features of connected speech -- 6. Stress and rhythm -- 7. Speech melody -- C. Exploration -- 1. Accent variation -- General American -- 2. Accents of the British Isles 1: England -- 3. Accents of the British Isles 2: Celtic-influenced varieties -- 4. World accent varieties -- 5. Pronunciation change: past, present, future -- 6. Teaching and learning a foreign language -- D. Extension -- 1. RP -- R.I.P.? (David Abercrombie) -- 2. Attitudes to accents (Daniel Jones) -- 3. Pronunciation worries (David Crystal) -- 4. Teaching the pronunciation of a second language (Peter Avery and Susan Ehrlich) -- 5. Phonetics applied to teaching the deaf (Dennis Fry) -- 6. Making computers talk (Peter Ladefoged) -- 7. Using phonetics in criminal investigations (Maurice Varney) -- 8. The rise of ̀upspeak' (Barbara Bradford) -- 9. English accents and their implications for spelling reform (J.C. Wells) -- 10. The sociolinguistics of modern RP (Peter Trudgill)
Summary Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students. Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings-all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible 'two-dimensional' structure is built around four sections-introduction, development, exploration and extension-which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the rea
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject English language -- Phonetics.
English language -- Phonology.
Form Electronic book
Author Mees, Inger M.
ISBN 0203080025 (electronic bk.)
1136163727 (electronic bk.)
1299137156 (MyiLibrary)
9780203080023 (electronic bk.)
9781136163722 (electronic bk.)
9781299137158 (MyiLibrary)