This book is an introduction to practical phonetics, the description and classification of the sounds of speech. Catford’s unique interactive approach leads. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics has 62 ratings and 6 reviews. Emma said: A great book with a very practical approach. Don’t do the exercises in pub. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by J.C. Catford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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There are many competing introductions to phonetics on the market. Jun rated it it was amazing Dec 31, The History of Languages Tore Janson. Catford is to be warmly welcomed. Through extensive travel, he has developed a special knowledge of exotic languages.

Co-articulation and sequences 7. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Breathe in, start up [ssssssi then, while carefully maintaining the [s]-articulation, suddenly abolish the initiation – i.

Though the book was still to an k.c.catford English-focused when it came to the finer details, it was nice that it held a wider view in the more general areas and drew examples from many different languages. Hemanth R rated it liked it Jun 17, There are several topics covered in introductoon book which fall outside the central interest of ESL, e.

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There ibtroduction no discussion topics on this book yet. All sounds involve two basic components – initiation an airstream and articulation. By actually articulating sounds and attending to the motor sensations they produce, readers acquire a deep, personal awareness of the principles of phonetic analysis and classification.


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While carefully maintaining the lip-teeth articulatory contact, suddenly stop breathing out – i. It is widely accepted nowadays that the reason why some learners of English continue to sound foreign and remain unintelligible is as much to do with the suprasegmental features of stress, rhythm, intonation and voice quality, as it is with the segmental consonant and vowel features, on which pratical has traditionally been concentrated see my article in this issue.

Islam Youssef rated it liked it Feb 05, However, many might argue as to the extent and depth of understanding required by the ESL teacher. New format and text design Updated usage of phonetic symobls in line with the most recent International Phonetic Alphabet Chart Revisions to 9 figures Text updated and clarified for ease of reading Revised further reading section with recent publications and more attention to aerodynamics, acoustics, and prosodies New references to the practica, important new publications show introductiom.

Mohamed Zaghar rated it it was amazing Apr 30, The explanation of phonetic concepts takes the form of pracical which the reader is invited to perform using his own vocal apparatus. The International Phonetic Alphabet ; Index show more. Table of contents 1. Reviews “[A]n introduction to general phonetics that integrates the articulatory and the acoustic aspects of the subject in a way that few other introductory works do; that gives a comprehensive view of the whole subject.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics – Paperback – J. C. Catford – Oxford University Press

Brewer and Jim Westerman Request examination copy. The book is a practical introduction. As the book cover rightly states, he ‘is widely regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time’.


Open Preview See a Problem? Click HERE to register. By actually articulating sounds and attending to the motor sensations they produce, readers acquire a deep, personal awareness of the principles of phonetic analysis and classification.

Modaff and Sue DeWine. Return to Book Page. Kramer and Ryan S. A basic knowledge of general phonetics, Catford argues, is of use to many groups: Review ; For further reading ; References ; Appendix: Semantic Analysis Cliff Goddard.

Particularly pleasing are the experiments it contains. Myrna Trauntvein rated it really liked it Jan 13, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

Catford would seem to be the ideal person to put straight the facts of English rhythm. Linguistic Typology Jae Jung Song. Description An understanding of phonetics – of the mechanisms of speech, of how the sounds of language are produced, and of how they can be analysed and classified – is an essential acquirement for all those who have to deal with language and languages either theoretically or practically.

Hannah rated it liked it May 02, I didn’t know that this was exactly the book I wanted to read until I started to do so! Don’t do the exercises in public though, you’ll get some looks!

Basic components of speech 3.