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Phonetics & Phonics

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  • 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...

  • Negotiating Languagesby Walter Hakala

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 64.99

    Prior to the nineteenth century, South Asian dictionaries, glossaries, and vocabularies reflected a hierarchical vision of nature and human society. By the turn of the twentieth century, the modern dictionary had democratized and politicized language. Compiled scientifically” through historical principles,” the modern dictionary became a concrete... more...

  • Prosodic Orientation in English Conversationby Beatrice Szczepek Reed

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2006; US$ 121.36

    The first study, based on instances of everyday talk, to analyze prosodic orientation, a conversational strategy by which speakers design their speaking voice according to the vocal patterns used by their conversational partners. The book explores forms and functions of prosodic orientation, and offers a new perspective on prosody in conversation. 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Australian English Pronunciation and Transcriptionby Felicity Cox; Janet Fletcher

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 72.00

    Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription is an essential resource, giving instruction in both phonetic and phonemic transcription. more...

  • Communicative Functions and Linguistic Forms in Speech Interaction: Volume 156by Klaus J. Kohler

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    Prosody in English, German and Chinese is outlined as a principal component of linguistic form for communicative functions in speech interaction. more...

  • Beyond Markedness in Formal Phonologyby Bridget D. Samuels

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 149.00

    Markedness is a pervasive notion in theories of language. In some phonological theories or models, it very much occupies a prominent position. In this chapter it is argued that the notion of markedness is not useful to our understanding of phonology and language in general, for two reasons. The first is that the notion of markedness has convincingly... more...

  • Strength Relations in Phonologyby Kuniya Nasukawa; Phillip Backley

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 149.99

    The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties... more...