Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 January 2002

248 Pages | 52 illus.

ISBN: 9780199246359

Bookseller Code (04)

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

Second Edition

J. C. Catford

Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics

  • J. C. Catford is regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time
  • Systematic exploration of the entire range of human sounds, with a separate chapter on sound systems
  • Over 120 experiments enable readers to understand the basic principles of phonetics more effectively by experimenting with their own vocal tracts
  • Attractive new text design and larger format - now in the Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics series
  • Updated usage of phonetic symobls in line with the latest International Phonetic Alphabet Chart (1996)
  • Second edition includes revisions and additions to the text, and revisions to 5 figures, to clarify the points made
  • Second edition includes a revised further reading section and new references to the most important recent publications