Fundamentals of Phonetics: A Practical Guide for Students (2nd Edition)

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The new edition of Small's Fundamentals of Phonetics offers a refreshingly unique and thorough practice-based approach to learning the skills necessary for expert phonetic transcription of individuals with disordered speech. Emphasis is placed on the issues tied to linguisitic phonetics with an introduction to clinical phonetics, and issues involving dialectal variation of speech. The available audio CD enables readers to listen to examples and absorb additional information. This new edition offers more transcription exercises with examples of children with disordered speech, Arabic Influenced English and Russian Influenced English.

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Centered on a strong foundation of hands-on experience, Fundamentals of Phonetics: A Practical Guide for Students, Second Edition, is designed to help instructors provide their students with the most current topics and theories related to phonetics and phonetic transcription.

Highlights of the Second Edition:

  • Approaches phonetics in a clear, comprehensive and "early-stage" manner for students who have not yet begun clinical training.
  • Provides a vast amount of transcription exercises, with more examples of children with phonological problems (Chapters 4-8).
  • NEW examples of Arabic and Russian Influenced English.
  • NEW exercises that provide practice transcribing the same sentence by more than one speaker.

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