Practical Phonetics for Students of African Languages

Practical Phonetics for Students of African Languages

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First published in 1933, this book looks at the phonetics of African languages. It argues that a good grounding in phonetics and tone work is an indispensable preliminary to anyone embarking on a study of African language and so provides the material necessary for this in a simple form. The volume is primarily a practical manual for students of African languages but will also be an invaluable tool for students of general linguistics as a work of scientific interest. The languages observed present features of language that are very different to those found in more

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  • Hardback | 188 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 294g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138926043
  • 9781138926042

Table of contents

Foreword By Professor Daniel Jones 1. The Difficulties of Learning a New Language 2. Phonetic Alphabets and Phonetic Orthography 3. The Organs of Speech 4. Classification of Sounds: Vowels and Consonants 5. Phonemes 6. Vowels of African Languages 7. Less Usual Vowels 8. Nasalized vowels 9. Diphthongs 10. Consonants: classification and Description (General) 11. Plosive Consonants 12. Nasal Consonants 13. Lateral, Rolled, and Flapped Consonants 14. Fricative Consonants 15. Affricates 16. Semi-Vowels 17. Implosive Consonants 18. Ejective Consonants 19. Click Consonants 20. Sounds with More Than One Articulation 21. Syllables 22. Stress: Length 23. Sounds in Connected Speech 24. Tone Languages and How to Study Them; Bibliography; Subject Index; Index of Languagesshow more