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A Little Encyclopaedia of Phonetics


Many of the examples in this encyclopaedia are from English (as spoken in England). Although I would have liked to use a lot more eamples from other languages, English is relevant and familiar for the majority of users of the book. For further detail of the phonetics of English, please see my English Phonetics and Phonology (Cambridge University Press: 3rd Edition, 2000). At the end, I have added a list of recommended reading.

Since I feel that this little encyclopaedia still has some use, I have updated and rewritten thematerial from the earlier book, and hope that it will be useful to students in getting to grips with terminology in Phonetics. In keeping with the practice in the earlier book, I have printed in bold type words which are defined elsewhere in the book.

I would be grateful for suggestions on how to improve it. The nice thing about books in electronic form is that improvements and corrections can be made immediately.

Peter Roach

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