Transcribing the Sound of English

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Transcribing the Sound of English

By Paul Tench

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Do you have a fear of transcription? Are you daunted by the prospect of learning and handling unfamiliar symbols? This workbook is for students who are new to linguistics and phonetics, and offers a didactic approach to the study and transcription of the words, rhythm and intonation of English. It can be used independently or in class and covers all the pronunciation details of words, phrases, rhythm and intonation. Progress is deliberately gentle with plenty of explanations, examples and 'can't go wrong' exercises. In addition, there is an associated website with audio recordings of authentic speech, which provide back-up throughout. The audio clips also introduce students to variations in accents, with eleven different speakers. Going beyond the transcription of words, the book also ventures into real discourse with the simplification systems of colloquial English speech, rhythm and intonation.

Subject: English & College Success -> English -> Linguistics

Transcribing the Sound of English
A Phonetics Workbook for Words and Discourse
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 8/11/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139235052
ISBN 13: 9781139235051
Print ISBN: 9781107000193

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