An Introduction to English Phonology

An Introduction to English Phonology

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This text introduces undergraduates to the basic tools and concepts necessary for the outline description of English phonological systems and processes. By working through the book and the various exercises included, students should come to understand the need for a dedicated system of description and transcription of speech sounds, and for a degree of phonological abstraction. They should learn to carry out elementary, broad phonetic transcription, and be able to establish contrastive vowel and consonant systems for their own varieties and to express simple generalizations reflecting the productive and predictable patterns of English more

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  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 22mm | 300g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • d.
  • 0748612521
  • 9780748612529

Table of contents

Sound, spellings and symbols; the phoneme - the same but different; describing English consonants; defining distributions - consonant allophones; criteria for contrast - the phoneme system; describing vowels; vowel phonemes; variation across accents; syllables; the word and more

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