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Introducing Phonetics and Phonology Paperback – 30 Jul 2010
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'...a very well-written and meticulously structured book for readers who are just embarking upon their linguistics odyssey. In a clear and easy-to-follow manner, key concepts with respect to phonetics and phonology are introduced....[T]he book is undoubtedly a valuable addition to one's bookshelf.'
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About the Author
Mike Davenport is Director of Durham University Language Centre.
S.J. Hannahs is Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University.
They are the authors of Issues in Phonological Structure.
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As a mature undergraduate studying Linguistics, with no A Level English Language under my belt, I had no prior knowledge of the areas this book covers, and as such was disadvantaged in comparison to the other students who had done the A Level. However I soon found, with the aid of this worthy publication, that the playing field had been levelled.
This is not to say that this was the only book at this level that I read. In fact, I have at least four others in my collection. Why this one stands out is because of its clear and informative style, understandable examples, and sensible, logical layout.
Initially there is an overview, laying out the underpinning theory that the modern sciences of Phonetics and Phonology are built on. The distinction between physical language and the underlying mental representation of its physical form, as adopted by Generative Linguistics, is introduced, and Phonology and Phonetics are placed into the 'big-picture' of a total language model that includes Syntax, Morphology and Semantics.
Next comes an introduction to articulatory phonetics: the actual physical mechanisms used in the production of speech, including air stream, vocal cords and places of articulation. This then opens up the complete exposition of consonants and vowels, and details all the possible types of sounds that humans produce. Clear tables and diagrams are used throughout, making understanding and revision an easy task.
After this comes a chapter on Acoustic Phonetics, the captivating study of the properties of speech sounds.Read more ›
Why it's bad:
> Missing letters in words all over the place
> Fuzzy text
> You cannot zoom, change the font size, or type (awful for people with eyesight issues)
Somebody basically poorly scanned this and peddled it as a 'Kindle' book. What rubbish.
Stick with the physical.