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Published: 22 November 2001

248 Pages | numerous figures


ISBN: 9780199246359

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A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

Second Edition

J. C. Catford

Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics

  • J. C. Catford is widely regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time
  • Updated usage of phonetic symbols in line with the latest International Phonetic Alphabet Chart (1996)
  • Attractive new text design and larger student-friendly format
  • Revised and updated text, figures, and further reading
  • Over 120 simple experiments enable readers to explore and understand the basic principles of phonetics
  • Systematic exploration of the entire range of human sounds, with a separate chapter on sound systems
  • Second edition includes a revised further reading section and new references to the most important recent publications
  • The best introduction to phonetics for students of speech therapy or training to teach English as a foreign language

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