25.3136, Books: Standard English Speech: Fuhrken

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Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:25:14
From: Joyce Reid [jreid at cambridge.org]
Subject: Standard English Speech: Fuhrken

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Title: Standard English Speech 
Subtitle: A Compendium of English Phonetics for Foreign Students 
Publication Year: 2014 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
	   http://cambridge.org
	

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/european-language-and-linguistics/standard-english-speech-compendium-english-phonetics-foreign-students 


Author: G. E. Fuhrken

Paperback: ISBN:  9781107669109 Pages:  Price: U.K. £ 19.99
Paperback: ISBN:  9781107669109 Pages:  Price: U.S. $ 29.99


Abstract:

Originally published in 1932, this book presents a guide to various aspects of English phonetics aimed at foreign students of the language. Illustrative figures and a bibliography are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the teaching of English, linguistics and phonetics. 		

Preface; 1. The traditional spelling and its deficiencies; 2. The study of phonetics. Phonetic symbols; 3. Varieties of spoken English; 4. Sound, and the organs of speech. Preliminary classification of vowels. Broad and narrow symbols compared; 5. Vowel-sounds in present-day standard English. Back and front vowels. A preliminary note on the length of vowel-sounds. The vowel triangle. Mixed vowels. Diphthongs. Obscured vowels. Cardinal vowels; 6. Classification of consonants. Consonants in detail. Notes on nasal and lateral plosion; 7. The r sounds; 8. Length of vowels and consonants, and their interrelation. Weak forms of words; 9. Stress; 10. The glottal plosive; 11. Word-binding and glides; 12. Assimilation; 13. Elision and simplification; 14. Difficult sounds in English; 15. Dialect forms; 16. Intonation; Bibliography; Index of subjects and phonetic terms; Index of sounds, symbols and diacritic signs. 



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                     Phonetics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)

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