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Phonetics & Phonics

  • Regionale Alltagsspracheby Jens Philipp Lanwer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This study focuses on a previously untapped interface between discourse and areal linguistics. It assigns a different primary status to usage at the stage of theory development. Using actual discourse data from Northern Germany, it provides an integrated comparative description of areal linguistic variations in terms of their linguistic... more...

  • Features in Phonology and Phoneticsby Annie Rialland; Rachid Ridouane; Harry van der Hulst

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book intends to place Nick Clements? contribution to Feature Theory in a historical and contemporary context and to introduce some of his unpublished manuscripts as well as new work with colleagues collected in this book. more...

  • The Segment in Phonetics and Phonologyby Eric Raimy; Charles E. Cairns

    Wiley 2015; US$ 99.95

    The Segment in Phonetics and Phonology unravels exactly what the segment is and on what levels it exists, approaching the study of the segment with theoretical, empirical, and methodological heterogeneity as its guiding principle. A deliberately eclectic approach to the study of the segment that investigates exactly what the segment is and... more...

  • A Creative Approach to Teaching Rhythm and Rhymeby Andy Croft

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    The content of this book is based on the Andy Croft's experience of working with children in over 400 UK schools and will provide teachers with ideas, games, examples and models that they can use in the classroom to encourage their children to become writers and readers through the practice of rhyme and rhythm. He strongly believes that you don't have... more...

  • Rhythm in Cognition and Grammarby Ralf Vogel; Ruben Vijver

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The book contains a collection of papers dealing with the question of how rhythm shapes language. Until now, therewas no comprehensive theory that addressed these findings adequately. By bringing together researchers from many different fields, this book will make a first attempt to fill this gap. more...

  • Handbook of Japanese Phonetics and Phonologyby Haruo Kubozono

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 419.00

    This volume is the first comprehensive handbook of Japanese phonetics and phonology describing all the basic phonetic and phonological structures of modern Japanese with main focus on standard Tokyo Japanese. While reviewing important studies in the fields over the past century, it also presents a summary of interesting questions that... more...

  • Speech Prosody in Speech Synthesis: Modeling and generation of prosody for high quality and flexible speech synthesisby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2015; US$ 129.00

    The volume addresses issues concerning prosody generation in speech synthesis, including prosody modeling, how we can convey para- and non-linguistic information in speech synthesis, and prosody control in speech synthesis (including prosody conversions). A high level of quality has already been achieved in speech synthesis by using selection-based... more...

  • The Emergence of Creole Syllable Structureby Mareile Schramm

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book presents an empirical study of syllable structure and phonotactic restructuring in six Caribbean creoles with Dutch, English and French as main lexifier languages. It is shown that, although some structures are more commonly permitted than others, there is considerable cross-creole variation, especially with respect to word-final... more...

  • Syllable and Word Languagesby Javier Caro Reina; Renata Szczepaniak

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    The typology of syllable and word languages is based on a multi-layered and hierarchically structured phonological model. The main claim is that the phonological make-up of a language depends on the relevance of the prosodic categories? with the syllable and the phonological word being typologically most important. The contributions discuss... more...

  • You Say Potatoby Ben Crystal; David Crystal

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 9.00

    Some people say scohn , while others say schown . He says bath , while she says bahth . You say potayto . I say potahto And- -wait a second, no one says potahto . No one's ever said potahto . Have they? From reconstructing Shakespeare's accent to the rise and fall of Received Pronunciation, actor Ben Crystal... more...