Peter Ladefoged's A COURSE IN PHONETICS, International Edition
remains the authoritative text for the study of phonetics.
Retaining Ladefoged's student-friendly writing style, the Sixth
Edition introduces concepts of speech production, describes speech
in acoustic terms, and teaches practical phonetic skills including
IPA transcription. Expanded sections on acoustic phonetics and
speech motor control bring instructors up to date and help students
use tools for digital inspection and manipulation of speech.
Numerous updates include MRI images of vocal tracts. The included
CD-ROM contains over 4,000 audio files of nearly 100 languages, as
well as maps keyed to sounds of languages where they are spoken.
The CD also contains material for every chapter, such as recordings
of the tables, many examples, and the exercises. Features The CD
included with and keyed to the text has over 4,000 recordings of
Englishes and other languages, maps of language areas, exercises
and tables in the text, and so on. Demonstrations of the phonetic
performance exercises are provided, and most exercises can be
downloaded and printed. Also includes recordings of British and
American English for transcription exercises; speech samples for
Southern (U.S.) and Northern (U.S.) cities; and recordings of
London, Edinburgh, Dublin, New Zealand, and other forms of English.
Extras on the CD include map indexes and recordings of the IPA
chart sounds and many other languages. This text offers a broad
overview of phonetics for students with no prior knowledge. A
COURSE IN PHONETICS is a comprehensive, straightforward account of
the major aspects of the phonetics of English and the major
features of the sounds of the world''s languages by two of the
world''s leading phoneticians. Students will appreciate the clear
introduction to main concepts of articulatory phonetics, which
analyzes speech as a sequence of gestures of tongue, lips, and
other vocal organs in combination with airflow.