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An Introduction to the Science of Phonetics [Paperback]

Nigel Hewlett , Janet Mackenzie Beck
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7 April 2006 0805856722 978-0805856729
The book is designed as an introduction to the scientific study of speech. No prior knowledge of phonetics is assumed. As far as mathematical knowlege is concerned, all that is assumed is a knowledge of simple arithmetic and as far as possible concepts are dealt with on an intuitive rather than mathematical level. The anatomical material is all fully explained and illustrated. The book is arranged in four parts. Part 1, Basic Principles, provides an introduction to established phonetic theory and to the principles of phonetic analysis and description, including phonetic transcription. Part 2, Acoustic Phonetics, considers the physical nature of speech sounds as they pass through the air between speaker and hearer. It includes sections on temporal measurement, fundamental frequency, spectra and spectrograms. Part 3, Auditory Phonetics, covers the anatomy of the ear and the perception of loudness, pitch and quality. The final part, Part 4, covers the articulatory production of speech, and shows how experimental techniques and tools can enhance our understanding of the complexities of speech production.
 
Though the audience for this book is mainly students and professors in the Speech Sciences, it will also be valuable to any students studying hearing science and acoustics. The book is well supported with figures, tables, and practice boxes with experiments.

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (7 April 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805856722
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805856729
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 17.8 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 273,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a brilliant book, for both those working in the field and those who just want an introduction to phonetics, speech acoustics, hearing and speech production. I really liked the layout although I think it's best to read the whole book through from start to finish, it's easy to dip into different chapters to gain insight into the different topics. Nicely written with several visuals to help clarify the text. Very pleased with my purchase of this book.
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An excellent introduction to the science of phonetics. I found the layout well-structured and the language used clear and concise. The exercises spread throughout the chapters were also particularly useful for revision purposes and for making sure that the topics were understood. The glossary at the back is great as a quick reference guide for remembering certain terminology. In my opinion, it's a book-shelf essential for any linguistics student.
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