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Speech Sounds


This is a very approachable introduction to the description and classification of the sounds of speech not only the sounds of English , but all the various sound-types represented in the Chart of the International Phonetic Association (IPA) . Dr Ashby's friendly style leads the reader through homophones and homographs ,velars and alveolars , palatalization and nasalization , all with helpful practical examples and exercises .This book has rightly acquired a high reputation with teachers and learners of practical phonetics .

Speech Sounds

- helps develop the fundamental skills of the phonetician

- investigates the various aspects involved in the production of speech sounds

- uses data-based material to reinforce each new concept

- includes examples from a wide range of languages

- provides dozens of exercises with solutions and cross-references

- can complement existing course or textbook material

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Tags: sounds, Phonetic, Chart, International, Association