An introduction to phonetics and phonology (Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics)

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This fully revised third edition integrates updated references, new findings, and modern theories, to present readers with the most thorough and complete introduction to phonetics and phonology.

  • Exceptionally thorough, including detailed attention to articulatory and acoustic phonetics as well as to the foundations of phonological analysis
  • Features a number of valuable changes, incorporating new material on the latest findings in speech production studies; greater coverage of prosody, including a major section on autosegmental metrical models; expanded coverage of phonology, including Optimality Theory; and sections on L1 and L2 acquisition, and sociolectal variation
  • Integrates new findings, theories references throughout, offering students the most thorough and complete knowledge of the subject to date
  • Includes 125 figures throughout

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A superlative introduction to phonetics and phonology, this fully revised third edition is a singularly comprehensive text that familiarizes the reader with detailed knowledge of articulatory and acoustic phonetics, as well as the foundations of phonological analysis. The new edition features a number of valuable changes, incorporating material on the latest findings in speech production studies; greater coverage of prosody, including a major section on autosegmental metrical models; expanded coverage of phonology, including a section on constraint-based theories, such as Optimality Theory; and sections on L1 and L2 acquisition, and sociolectal variation. By integrating new findings and theories as well as updating references, the third edition of An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology offers readers the most thorough and complete knowledge of the subject to date.

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Now available in a fully revised third edition, this comprehensive introduction to phonetics and phonology familiarizes the reader with detailed knowledge of articulatory and acoustic phonetics as well as the foundations of phonological analysis. Featuring numerous figures throughout, it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject.

The new edition contains a number of valuable changes, including:

  • Updated chapters on the anatomy, physiology, and acoustics of speech production, which include recent research findings
  • A thorough revision of the chapter on speech perception
  • An expanded chapter on prosody, including a major section on autosegmental-metrical models of intonation
  • Additional material on theoretical phonology, including a new section on constraint-based theories, including Optimality Theory

Integrating new findings, theories, and references, the third edition of An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology is the most thorough and complete resource on the subject to date.

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