This book is an introduction to practical phonetics, the description and classification of the sounds of speech. Catford’s unique interactive approach leads. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics has 62 ratings and 6 reviews. Emma said: A great book with a very practical approach. Don’t do the exercises in pub. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by J.C. Catford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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J.C. Catford () A Practical Introduction to Phonetics
The explanation pratcical phonetic concepts takes the form of experiments which the reader is invited to jc.catford using his own vocal apparatus. It systematically covers all types of speech modification breath, voice, whisper, creakarticulation the ways in which the air stream Now in a new edition, this unique interactive introduction to the study of phonetics shows students how to examine the entire range of human sounds through a series of introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts.
The Decline of j.x.catford Space Program: However, many might argue as to the extent and depth of understanding required by the ESL teacher. Jay Sean rated it it was amazing Oct 24, A third component phonation, i. Semantic Analysis Cliff Goddard. This text also includes a chapter on sound systems–the ways in which particular languages utilize and systematize the universal sound-producing potential of humans.
Though the book was still to an extent English-focused when it came to the finer details, it was nice that it held a wider view in the more general areas and drew examples from many different languages. He has wide and varied teaching experience, having worked pgactical several years for the British Council in Greece, Egypt, and Palestine, and subsequently in the Universitie From back flap of “A Practicaln Introduction to Phonetics”: As the book cover j.catford states, he ‘is widely regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time’.
Now in a new edition, this unique interactive introduction to the study of phonetics shows students how to examine the entire range of human sounds through a series of introspective experiments carried out in intriduction own vocal tracts.
Mohamed Zaghar rated it it was amazing Apr 30, I also loved An excellent undergraduate-level introduction to phonetics. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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That experiment is typical of those contained in the book, and demonstrates the componential approach adopted. Retain practifal [s]-articulation for another 5 seconds or so after you have abolished the initiation’. Basic components of speech ; 3.
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Catford is widely regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time, and is currently Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Michigan. The cardinal vowels ; 9. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Go directly to our online catalogue. Jan 01, Emma Lindhagen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Reviews “[A]n introduction to general phonetics that integrates the articulatory and the acoustic aspects of the subject in a way that few other introductory works do; that gives a comprehensive view of the whole subject.
Particularly pleasing are the experiments it contains. Toshinobu rated it liked it Feb 28, It is surprising, therefore, that Catford chooses to recommend two of these Ladefoged, ; Abercrombie, extensively as further reading. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I also loved the fact that Catford draws examples from a variety of languages, not just English, although English is the predominant language of interest.