Phonetics For Dummies, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118505093
  • ISBN-13: 9781118505090
  • DDC: 414
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 505 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Phonetics is the scientific study of speech sounds, and deals with how people produce speech and hear specific speech features. Phonetics is a required course for all speech language pathologists and linguists. It is also taken by students of English, Language teaching, Theatre, Voice Acting, Telecommunication, and Forensics.  A strong addition to our successful education category, Phonetics For Dummies follows a typical introductory Phonetics class at the university/college level.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Getting Started with Phonetics.
2: Understanding the A-B-Cs of Phonetics.
3: The Lowdown on the Science of Speech Sounds.
4: Meeting the IPA: Your New Secret Code.
5: Producing Speech: The How-To.
6: Classifying Speech Sounds: Your Gateway to Phonology.
7: Speculating about English Speech Sounds.
8: Sounding out English Consonants.
9: Sounding out English Vowels.
10: Getting Narrow with Phonology.
11: Perusing the Phonological Rules of English.
12: Grasping the Melody of Language.
13: Marking Melody in Your Transcription.
14: Having a Blast: Sound, Waveforms, and Speech Movement.
15: Making Waves: An Overview of Sound.
16: Reading a Sound Spectrogram.
17: Confirming That You Just Said What I Thought You Said.
18: Getting Global with Phonetics.
19: Exploring Different Speech Sources.
20: Visiting Other Places, Other Manners.
21: Coming from the Mouths of Babes.
22: Accentuating Accents.
23: Working with Broken Speech.
24: The Part of Tens.
25: Ten Common Mistakes That Beginning Phoneticians Make and How to Avoid Them.
26: Debunking Ten Myths about Various English Accents.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.