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. 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 by J.C. Catford, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Co-articulation and sequences 7. Myrna Trauntvein rated it really liked it Jan 13, Through catrord travel, he has developed a special knowledge of exotic languages.

Table of Contents 1. It systematically covers all types of speech modification breath, voice, whisper, creakarticulation the ways in which the phonetis stream is finally modulated to generate specific types of soundand prosodic features stress, syllable, tone, intonation. However, many might argue as to the extent and depth of understanding required by the ESL teacher. Catford phlnetics seem to be the ideal person to put straight the facts of English rhythm.

Numerous diagrams and tables illustrate the approach.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

This event will be held at University of Nottingham Malaysia from 8. However, its concentration on segmental features of speech at the expense of suprasegmentals, and the fact that it deals with several physiological possibilities which are not widespread in languages of the world, mean that its usefulness for ESL teachers is limited.

Jezebelle Creek rated it really liked it Sep 05, Jordan rated it it was amazing Dec 15, The International Phonetic Alphabet ; Index show more. Such a componential approach is an ideal way of countering the holistic way in which speech sounds are generally viewed by the phonetically untrained. As the book cover rightly states, he ‘is widely regarded as the leading practical phonetician of our time’. I didn’t know that this was exactly the book I wanted to read until I started to do so!


We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Table of contents 1. Jun rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Thanks for telling us about the problem. References to this book English Phonetics and Phonology: Rachel rated it liked phoneticcs Mar 02, As with Ladefogedit ‘is a course in phonetics, not a book about phonetics’ Ladefoged, He is author of numerous influential articles in phonetics, and hponetics “A Linguistic Theory of Translation” and “Fundamental Problems in Phonetics” Catford’s account of rhythm owes much to the theory of Abercrombie e.

Linguistic Typology Jae Jung Song. The Decline of the Space Program: By actually articulating sounds, and attending to the motor sensations they produce, the reader acquires a deep, personal understanding of the principles of phonetic classification. Skip to main content. To ask other readers questions about A Practical Introduction to Phoneticsplease sign up.

One of its ideas is that you can learn this by yourself. Informed throughout by recent research in fatford and acoustics, this highly practical text is ideal for courses in introduction to phonetics and will be catvord interest to a wide range of students infroduction teachers of languages, linguistics, speech therapy, and anthropology. About the Author s J. Go directly to our online catalogue. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by J.C. Catford

Few would deny this. From inside the book. It has very good exercises about how to learn pronouncing the IPA phonemes. It systematically covers all types of speech modification breath, voice, whisper, creakarticulation the ways in which the air stream Now in a new edition, this unique interactive introduction to the study of phonetics shows students how to examine the entire range of human sounds through a series of introspective jntroduction carried out in their introdduction vocal tracts.


All sounds involve two basic components – initiation an airstream and articulation. In addition, there is a chapter on sound systems – the ways in which particular languages utilize and systematize the universal sound-producing potential of cattord. No eBook available Amazon. Toshinobu rated it liked it Feb 28, English Phonetics and Phonology: Paperbackpages. Particularly pleasing are the experiments it contains. Description An understanding of phonetics – of the mechanisms of speech, of how the sounds of language are produced, and of how they can be analysed and classified – is an essential acquirement for all those who have to deal with language and languages either theoretically or practically.

Catford’s unique interactive approach leads readers to explore the entire range of human sounds through a series of introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts, proceeding systematically from familiar vocal postures and articulations to new and unknown ones. The rationale is that the reader may learn only so much from verbal descriptions, but that his understanding will be deeper if it is based on introspection and investigation of his own performance, with the aim of bringing articulatory gestures under conscious control.

Also, good tips about the phonemes.

Now repeat the experiment with an [si-articulation. Soosa Jredah rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Book ratings by Goodreads. Review For further reading References Appendix: