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English Phonetics and Phonology by Peter Roach

English Phonetics and Phonology Paperback with Audio CDs  by Peter Roach

English Phonetics and PhonologyA Practical Course 4th Edition

Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, this course has established itself as the most practical, comprehensive text in the field and become widely used in many parts of the world in universities and other institutions of higher education. This new edition takes into account recent developments in the teaching of phonology. It includes updated references, fuller coverage of intonation, and a new chapter on different varieties of English with illustrative recorded material. At the end of each chapter in the book, there are notes giving information on further reading, discussion of the more challenging issues, written exercises and, where appropriate, suggestions for teachers. In addition, the audio CDs include recorded exercises for every chapter which are particularly helpful for non-native speakers. A full answer key is available at the back of the book. Additional exercises and other supporting materials are available online.

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Contents

  • Introduction
  • the production of speech sounds
  • Long vowels, diphthongs, and triphthongs
  • Voicing and consonants
  • Phonemes and symbols
  • Fricatives and affricates
  • Nasals and other consonants
  • The syllable
  • Strong and weak syllables
  • Stress in simple words
  • Complex word stress
  • Weak forms
  • Problems in the phonemic analysis
  • Aspects of connected speech
  • Intonation
  • Functions of intonation
  • Varieties of English pronunciation
  • recorded exercises

Product details

Paperback: 242 pages
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 4 edition (April 27, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 052171740X
ISBN-13: 978-0521717403
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.6 x 10.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #959,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

English Phonetics and Phonology

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Pros

  • Used in Universities through out the world

Cons

  • Not available in kindle

Aaron Skudder

5 Comments

  1. Hi Aaron, I think English language is the universal medium of communication around the world as their is virtually no country that you won’t find them include English in the curriculum for learning in schools.
    Although English language looks so ambiguous as their are lots of scopes and fields in the language.
    I have gone through the English phonetics and phonology paperback by Peter roach and I can say that it is really loaded with the basic materials that can help understand English phonetics from the rudiment.

  2. Hi Aaron, I think English language is the universal medium of communication around the world as their is virtually no country that you won’t find them include English in the curriculum for learning in schools.
    Although English language looks so ambiguous as their are lots of scopes and fields in the language.
    I have gone through the English phonetics and phonology paperback by Peter roach and I can say that it is really loaded with the basic materials that can help understand English phonetics from the rudiment.

  3. Hello there.thanks for taking out time to right this very important article it would be of help to us all.one thing that I understand about communication is using the right words and pronouncing them well and I think this product would help us achieve some certain level in English language

  4. Thank you for such a detailed job, considering different varieties of the English Language alongside recorded materials that are illustrative is unique and makes this material a must-have for those of us interested in English Phonetics. Also fascinating is the access to other materials for further reading and knowledge and likewise the exercise. Thank you once again.

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