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English Phonetic Transcription


A manual primarily for investigators and teachers of English phonetics, but it could be helpful to theoreticians. The focus is on transcriptional procedures. The author's original design was Southern British pronunciation, but he has since adapted this to the needs of a broader readership.Contents:
Some suprasegmental phenomena
Phrasing and intonation
Production and classification of speech sounds
Consonant orders, phonation, length, and glottalization
Special phenomena relating to consonants--chiefly apical stops
Sonorants and sibilants
Synæresis, spirantization, and sonorant-degemination
Assimilation and epenthesis
Vowels and diphthongs
Gemination and attendant nuclear changes
Further details on compound nuclei and related matters
Nuclear reduction, syllabic nasals, and detriphthongization
Spelling pronunciations and other curiositiesThe underlying vowels of most English lects
Long i and u

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