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Phonetics & Phonics

  • Assessment in Second Language Pronunciationby Okim Kang; April Ginther

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Assessment in Second Language Pronunciation highlights the importance of pronunciation in the assessment of second language speaking proficiency. Leading researchers from around the world cover practical issues as well as theoretical principles, enabling the understanding and application of the theory involved in assessment in pronunciation. ... more...

  • Explorations into Chinese as a Second Languageby Istvan Kecskes

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 93.31

    This volume explores how linguistic research can support the teaching and learning of Chinese as a second language. It responds to a rapidly growing interest in the Chinese language all over the world, and answers the need for a strong research background for the discipline. Without that, Chinese language learning remains only a unique experience... more...

  • The Phonology of Chichewaby Laura J. Downing; Al Mtenje

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 89.99

    This book provides thorough descriptive and atheoretical coverage of the full range of phonological phenomena of Chichewa, a Malawian Bantu language. It covers topics such as vowel harmony, nasal place assimilation, postnasal laryngeal alternations, tonal phenomena, prosodic morphology, and the phonology-syntax interface. more...

  • Sichtbare und hörbare Morphologieby Nanna Fuhrhop; Renata Szczepaniak; Karsten Schmidt

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Die Buchreihe Linguistische Arbeiten (LA) trägt wesentlich zur aktuellen linguistischen Theoriebildung im Bereich der allgemeinen und einzelsprachlichen Linguistik bei. Veröffentlicht werden hochwertige Arbeiten, die aktuelle Fragestellungen bearbeiten und die Entwicklung der Sprachwissenschaft, synchron oder diachron, empirisch oder... more...

  • The Phonetics and Phonology of Geminate Consonantsby Haruo Kubozono

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 114.99

    This book is the first volume specifically devoted to the phonetic manifestation and phonological nature of geminate, or 'long', consonants, a feature of many of the world's languages including Arabic, Bengali, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Malayalam, Persian, Saami, Swiss German, and Turkish. more...

  • The Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current Englishby Clive Upton; William A. Jr. Kretzschmar

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    The Routledge Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English is the most up-to-date record of the pronunciation of British and American English. Based on research by a joint UK and US team of linguistics experts, this is a unique survey of how English is really spoken in the twenty-first century. This second edition has been fully revised to include:... more...

  • The Speech Processing Lexiconby Aditi Lahiri; Sandra Kotzor

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    In this book, some of today’s leading neurolinguists and psycholinguists provide insight into the nature of phonological processing using behavioural measures, computational modeling, EEG and fMRI. The essays cover a range of topics including categorization, acoustic variability and invariance, underspecification, talker-specificity and machine learning,... more...

  • Frageintonation im Deutschenby Jan Michalsky

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Die Studie untersucht sowohl die phonologischen als auch die häufig vernachlässigten phonetischen Aspekte der Intonation von Fragen im Deutschen und diskutiert die Funktion beider Ebenen getrennt. Eine ausgiebige Betrachtung des Forschungsstandes macht deutlich, dass entgegen häufiger Generalisierungen weder der finale Anstieg noch generell ein Merkmal... more...

  • Syllable Weight in African Languagesby Paul Newman

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 143.00

    This is an abridged version of a paper originally published over forty years ago (Newman 1972). It is being reprinted here because of its significance in the history of phonological theory and its contribution to African linguistics. At a time when the role of the syllable in linguistics was being ignored, this paper demonstrated the importance of... more...

  • Morphological Length and Prosodically Defective Morphemesby Eva Zimmermann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 98.99

    This book examines specific sound changes that cannot be explained by phonological means alone but crucially rely on morphological information. It offers a unified theoretical account of these phenomena as well as a rich database of attested patterns in the world's languages. more...