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Lessons of the Space Program Phillip K. Go directly to our online catalogue. Now in a new edition, this unique interactive introduction to the study of phonetics shows students how to examine the intrroduction range of human sounds through a series of introspective experiments carried out in their own vocal tracts.


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J.C. Catford () A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

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This highly practical approach is informed throughout by recent research, particularly in the aerodynamics and acoustics of speech.

A Practical Introduction to Phonetics

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We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. 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.


Reviewed by Adam Brown. Catford is to be warmly welcomed.

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A Practical Introduction to Phonetics by J.C. Catford

Chris Cates rated it really liked it Jul 05, Lists with This Book. Catford’s account of rhythm owes much to the theory of Abercrombie e. The explanation of phonetic concepts takes the form of experiments which the reader is invited to perform using his own vocal apparatus. Jakob rated it introductioj was ok Jan 23, A Practical Introduction to Phonetics.

The margins are very wide and the paper quality is perfect for writing notes in pencil.