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An Introduction to English Phonetics


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List of figures and tables; To readers; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction to phonetics; 2. Overview of the human speech mechanism; 3. Representing the sounds of speech; 4. The larynx, voicing and voice quality; 5. Vowels; 6. Approximants; 7. Plosives; 8. Fricatives; 9. Nasals; 10. Glottalic and velaric airstreams; 11. Sounds and structures; 12. Conclusion Glossary; Discussion of the exercises; Further reading; Index.

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Introductory text assuming no prior knowledge of phonetics. Informed by up to date research on naturally occurring conversational English. Focuses on phonetics as a skill and encourages the reader to reflect on own speech. Covers a range of forms of phonetic representation. Expanded, accessible coverage in the areas of transcription and vowels. New chapter on Sound and Structures. Audio example online on the EUP website.

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Richard Ogden is Senior Lecturer at the University of York, where he has taught phonetics since 1995.

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