Peter Ladefoged's A Course in Phonetics (Sixth Edition) PDF

By Peter Ladefoged

ISBN-10: 1428231269

ISBN-13: 9781428231269

Phonetics is so comprehensible with A direction IN PHONETICS and its CD! This best-selling textual content will get undergraduates painlessly into the subdiscipline of phonetics. Attuning your ear and working towards speech sounds is simple with the CD-ROM; over 4,000 audio documents comprise many models of English and nearly a hundred different languages. The CD additionally includes fabric for each chapter--recordings of phrases within the tables and function exercises--and maps with hyperlinks to sounds of the languages spoken in a variety of components of the area.

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The fricative [ f ] at the beginning of fish is a little less loud (has a slightly smaller amplitude) than the fricative at the end of this word. THE ARTICULATION OF VOWEL SOUNDS In the production of vowel sounds, the articulators do not come very close together, and the passage of the airstream is relatively unobstructed. We can describe vowel sounds roughly in terms of the position of the highest point of the tongue and the position of the lips. 12 shows the articulatory position for the vowels in heed, hid, head, had, father, good, food.

Circle the words that begin with a velar consonant: knot got lot cot hot pot Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 15 Sounds illustrating all the places of articulation discussed so far, except for retroflex sounds. Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning, Inc. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. 28 CHAPTER 1 Articulation and Acoustics 3. Circle the words that begin with a labiodental consonant: fat cat that mat chat vat 4.

Thus, the consonants at the beginnings of the words day and neigh would be called an alveolar stop and an alveolar nasal, respectively. Although the term stop may be defined so that it applies only to the prevention of air escaping through the mouth, it is commonly used to imply a complete stoppage of the airflow through both the nose and the mouth. ) The mechanism involved in making these slightly hissing sounds may be likened to that involved when the wind whistles around a corner. The consonants in fie, vie (labiodental), thigh, thy (dental), sigh, zoo (alveolar), and shy (palato-alveolar) are examples of fricative sounds.

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