Introduce students to the fundamentals of linguistic phonetics, designed to help students become proficient in phonetics and phonetic transcription. This clear, systematic, easy-to-understand text provides speech and hearing students with a thorough understanding of phonetics principles through practice.
Fundamentals of Phonetics uses in-text exercises and supplemental audio recordings to teach the practical skills necessary to successfully perform phonetic transcription of individuals using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
Students learn about the transcription of consonants and vowels, connected speech, and individuals with speech sound disorders.
A chapter on speech acoustics introduces spectrograms and the acoustic characteristics of speech sounds.
Students also learn how to transcribe individuals who display regional and ethnic dialectal variation of speech, including those who have learned to speak English as a second language.
Throughout the text are included chapter objectives, learning exercises, in-class and take-home assignments, online resources, and study questions that will help students learn, process, and practice the material presented in the text. Note: The text does not come with the audio cd.
To order the audio CD packaged with the text, use ISBN 0134204816.
There are 3 CDs in the package.