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Phonetics & Phonics

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  • Laboratory Phonology 8by Louis Goldstein; Catherine T. Best; D. H. Whalen

    De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 224.00

    The Eighth Conference on Laboratory Phonology (held in New Haven, CT) continued the series' tradition of bringing together experts from different subfields by inviting papers on the phonology of signed and spoken languages. A major goal of this topic was to begin to uncover the nature of the human phonological capacity that underlies both types of... more...

  • Strength and Weakness at the Interfaceby Jonathan Barnes

    De Gruyter Mouton 2006; US$ 196.00

    This thorough study of the expression of contrast in the world's vowel systems examines phonetic and phonological differences between so-called strong and weak positions, bringing the full range of positional neutralization data to bear on central questions at the interface between phonetics and phonology. Evidence is drawn from diverse sources, bringing... more...

  • Optimality Theoryby Alan Prince; Paul Smolensky

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    This book is the final version of the widely-circulated 1993 Technical Report that introduces a conception of grammar in which well-formedness is defined as optimality with respect to a ranked set of universal constraints. Final version of the widely circulated 1993 Technical Report that was the seminal work in Optimality Theory, never before available... more...

  • Optimality Theory in Phonologyby John J. McCarthy

    Wiley 2008; US$ 180.95

    Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader is a collection of readings on this important new theory by leading figures in the field, including a lengthy excerpt from Prince and Smolensky’s never-before-published Optimality Theory: Constraint Interaction in Generative Grammar . Compiles the most important readings about Optimality Theory... more...

  • The Pronunciation of Englishby Charles W. Kreidler

    Wiley 2008; US$ 144.95

    This revised second edition provides an introduction to the phonetics and phonology of English. It incorporates all central aspects of research in the phonology of English and involves the reader at every step, with over 80 exercises leading students to discover facts, to formulate general statements, and to apply concepts. Discusses the nature... more...

  • Phonics Exposedby Richard J. Meyer

    Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 46.95

    What are the implications of teaching phonics via a systematic direct intense program that mandates all children to experience the same scripted lesson at the same time? This book addresses the question through an in-depth play-by-play description of a phonics lesson as it occurred in a real classroom, followed by chapters that look at it from... more...

  • Freedom of Analysis?by Martin Krämer; Sylvia Blaho; Patrik Bye

    De Gruyter Mouton 2007; US$ 196.00

    This volume draws together papers that argue for a renewed focus on the role of hard constraints on phonological representations as well as the processes that operate on them. These are issues that have been sidelined since the shift in emphasis in phonological research to functionally grounded output-oriented constraints. Taking Optimality Theory... more...

  • Non-Native Prosodyby Jürgen Trouvain; Ulrike Gut

    De Gruyter Mouton 2007; US$ 196.00

    This volume presents an overview of the state of the art in second language prosody learning and teaching. The first part comprises descriptions of non-native intonation, stress and speech rhythm written by experts in the field in a format accessible to language teachers. In the second part, leading teaching practitioners present a variety of methods... more...

  • Perzeption und kognitive Verarbeitung der Sprechmelodieby Oliver Niebuhr

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00

    The study presented here is concerned with the speech melody of (Standard) German and examines three central units of speech melody which occur with stressed words. They convey attitudinal meanings which indicate whether what is being said in the speaker?s argument should be interpreted as given, new or unexpected. more...

  • Righting the Mother Tongueby David Wolman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?A funny and fact-filled look at our astoundingly inconsistent written language, from Shakespeare to spell-check.? ? St. Petersburg Times   David Wolman explores seven hundred years of trial, error, and reform that have made the history of English spelling a jumbled and fascinating mess. In Righting the Mother Tongue, the author of... more...