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Phonetics & Phonics

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  • True to Formby Christine Gunlogson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    This book is concerned with the meaning and use of two kinds of declarative sentences: 1) It's raining? 2) It's raining. The difference between (1) and (2) is intonational: (1) has a final rise--indicated by the question mark--while (2) ends with a fall. Christine Gunlogson's central claim is that the meaning and use of both kinds of sentences must... more...

  • Phonetics & Phonology of Gutturalsby Amanda Miller-Ockhuizen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This book is the first detailed investigation and description of phonotactic sound patterns affecting Khoesan click consonant inventories. It also includes the first quantitative study of phonation types in Khoesan languages, and the first study of phonation types associated with pharyngeal consonants all around. Although bases of OCP constraints have... more...

  • Lenition and Contrastby Naomi Gurevich

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    This book analyzes 153 languages from a large variety of families to establish a previously unexplored relationship between phonetically conditioned sound changes such as lenitions and functional (meaning maintenance related) considerations. Carefully collecting numerous inventories of consonants, this collection is likely to become an important resource... more...

  • Speech Soundsby Patricia Ashby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Speech Sounds : * helps develop the fundamental skills of the phonetician * investigates the various aspects involved in the production of speech sounds * uses data-based material to reinforce each new concept * includes examples from a wide range of languages * provides dozens of exercises with solutions and cross-references * can... more...

  • Introducing Phonologyby David Odden

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 37.00

    This accessible textbook provides a clear and practical introduction to phonology, the study of sound patterns. more...

  • Optimality Theoryby Rene Kager

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 43.00

    First ever textbook on Optimality Theory, a major new area of linguistic theory. more...

  • Consonant Change in English Worldwideby Dr Daniel Schreier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 130.00

    Applying insights from variationist linguistics to historical change mechanisms that have affected the consonantal system of English, Daniel Schreier reports findings from a historical corpus-based study on the reduction of particular consonant clusters and compares them with similar processes in synchronic varieties, thus defining consonantal change... more...

  • English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuriesby Professor Charles Jones

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 195.00

    This work provides a detailed account of word level pronunciation in England and Scotland between 1700 and 1900. All major and minor source materials are presented in depth and there is a close discussion of contemporary attitudes to pronunciation standards and orthographic reform. The materials are presented in three chronological periods: 1700-1750,... more...

  • Evolutionary Phonologyby Juliette Blevins

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 71.00

    Explores the nature of sound change in human language over the past 7000?8000 years. more...

  • The Handbook of English Linguisticsby Bas Aarts; April McMahon

    Wiley 2008; US$ 239.95

    The Handbook of English Linguistics is a collection of articles written by leading specialists on all core areas of English linguistics that provides a state-of-the-art account of research in the field. Brings together articles from the core areas of English linguistics, including syntax, phonetics, phonology, morphology, as well as variation,... more...