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Phonetics & Phonics

  • Sounds Fascinatingby John Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 22.00 US$ 18.04

    Is that really how people say that? What a fascinating sound! more...

  • A History of English Phonologyby Charles Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 73.95

    This is an attempt to view historical phonological change as an ongoing, recurrent process. The author sees like events occurring at all periods, a phenomenon which he considers is disguised by too great a reliance upon certain characteristics of the scholarly tradition. Thus he argues that those innovations arrived at by speakers of the English language... more...

  • Approaches to Metaphony in the Languages of Italyby Francesc Torres-Tamarit; Kathrin Linke; Marc van Oostendorp

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This volume presents current empirical and theoretical approaches to metaphony in the languages of Italy. Besides accurate descriptions of partly new data, the book features a wide variety of formal phonological analyses and evaluates their explanatory adequacy. It concludes with a discussion of the locus of metaphony in grammar. This... more...

  • Phonological Interpretation of Ancient Greek, Theby Vit Bubenik

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 30.95

    This volume treats systematically the variation found in the successive stages of the development of all ancient Greek dialects. It combines synchronic approach, in which generative rules expound phonological divergencies between the systems of different dialects, with a diachronic statement of unproductive and mostly pan-Hellenic shifts. more...

  • English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized Worldby Andrew Sewell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book explores the topics of English accents and pronunciation. It highlights their connections with several important issues in the study of English in the world, including intelligibility, identity, and globalization. The unifying strand is provided by English pronunciation models: what do these models consist of, and why? The focus on pronunciation... more...

  • English Pronunciation for Speakers of Spanishby María de los Ángeles Gómez González; Teresa Sánchez Roura

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 56.00

    This book covers the key concepts of English phonetics and phonology for Spanish-speaking learners of English. It combines theoretical issues and applications to practice, and also adopts a contrastive English-Spanish approach. Written by two experienced teachers and researchers, this book and its companion website will appeal to all Spanish-speaking... more...

  • Uptalkby Paul Warren

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    In this first comprehensive analysis of 'uptalk', Paul Warren examines the phenomenon's historical origins, geographical spread and social influences. more...

  • Expression and Literatureby Songiso Mvalo

    Mzuni Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    Tumbuka is the dominant language in the Northern Region of Malawi. It is, however, also spoken in large pockets of Kasungu District in the Central Region and also in the Eastern Province of Zambia, and in Lundazi District in particular. Tonga, spoken in Nkhatabay and Nkhotakota, is like a cousin to Tumbuka with a close resemblance in their phonetics.... more...

  • The Structure of Spoken Languageby Philippe Martin

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    An innovative and unified grammar of sentence intonation, applied to Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Romanian). more...

  • The Phonetics?Phonology Interfaceby Joaquín Romero; María Riera

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    The Autosegmental-Metrical framework (AM) assumes that a distinction needs to be made between linguistic phonological information (categorical) and paralinguistic phonetic information (gradient) in intonation. However, empirical evidence supporting this assumption has proved to be elusive so far. In this study we analysed whether the theoretical distinction... more...