Preface Acknowledgements Symbols for transcribing English IPA chart 1. Starting phonetics 2. The role of the larynx 3. Place of articulation 4. Manner of articulation 5. Airstream mechanisms 6. Describing vowels 7. Further parameters of variation in vowels 8. Further parameters of variation in consonants 9. Connected speech - segment dynamics 10. Beyond the segment Answers to exercises Bibliography Index
DR PATRICIA ASHBY is a Principal Lecturer in Phonetics at the University of Westminster and a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.
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