This book is an introduction to practical phonetics, the description and classification of the sounds of speech. Catford’s unique interactive approach leads. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics has 62 ratings and 6 reviews. Emma said: A great book with a very practical approach. Don’t do the exercises in pub. A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by J.C. Catford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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To see what your friends thought phonetivs this book, please sign up. It is surprising, therefore, that Catford chooses to recommend two of these Ladefoged, ; Abercrombie, extensively as further reading.

In this way, the reader acquires a personal awareness of the principles of phonetic analysis and classification rather than a merely intellectual knowledge of them. In addition, there is a chapter on sound systems – the ways in which particular languages utilize and systematize the universal sound-producing potential of man.

This text also includes a chapter on sound systems–the ways in which particular languages utilize and systematize the universal sound-producing potential of humans.

Catford’s account of phontics owes much to the theory of Abercrombie e. Jay Sean rated it it was amazing Oct 24, Looking for beautiful books? Book ratings by Goodreads.

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Irina rated it it was amazing Jul 13, Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read saving…. Catford’s book is an excellent practical introduction to segmental general praxtical. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Very useful in learning all the possible sounds the human vocal system can produce. Retain the [s]-articulation for another 5 seconds or so after you have abolished the initiation’. The fact that these technical terms will be unfamiliar to the average ESL teacher reading this review suggests that they fall within the domain of general phonetics rather than of ESL.

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Any new publication on phonetics by J. Kramer and Ryan S.

My edition of this textbook was neither of those things. Jun rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Jan 01, Emma Lindhagen rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? Foundations, Challenges, Misunderstandings Daniel P. Prosodic features ; The Grammar of Words Geert Booij.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

Now in a new edition, this unique interactive introduction to the study of phonetics j.c.catford students how to examine the entire range of human sounds through a series of introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts.

Return to Book Page. Islam Youssef rated it liked it Feb 05, There are many competing introductions to phonetics on the market. Go directly to our online catalogue. Skip to main content.

Numerous diagrams and tables illustrate the approach. A third component phonation, i. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Few would deny this. This second edition of A Practical Introduction to Phonetics features a new format and text design; updated use of phonetic symbols in line with the latest International Phonetic Alphabet Chart ; a revised further reading section that includes recent publications; and additional references to several important new publications.

That is, the topic of the book is general or theoretical phonetics, which is approached in a practical way. Review Text Review from previous edition ‘an introduction to general phonetics that integrates the articulatory and the acoustic aspects of the subject in a way that few other introductory works do; that gives a comprehensive view of the whole subject’ Kritikon Litterarum show more. Catford would seem to be the ideal person to put straight the facts of English rhythm.

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I also loved the fact that Catford draws examples from a variety of languages, not just English, although English is the predominant language of interest.

He has wide and varied teaching experience, having worked for several years for the British Council in Greece, Egypt, and Palestine, and subsequently in the Universities of Edinburgh and Michigan. Through extensive travel, he has developed a special knowledge of exotic languages. This event will be held at University of Nottingham Malaysia from 8. By actually articulating sounds and attending to the motor sensations they produce, readers acquire a deep, personal awareness of the principles of phonetic analysis and classification.

This is an excellent introduction; however, there is no CD associated with the book. Hannah rated it liked it May 02, He has wide and varied teaching experience, having worked for several years for the British Council in Greece, Egypt, and Palestine, and subsequently in the Universitie From back flap of “A Practicaln Introduction to Phonetics”: