Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription is the first textbook to clearly describe Australian English speech patterns. Now in its second edition, this ground-breaking work addresses speech production characteristics and provides detailed instruction in both phonetic and phonemic transcription of the dialect. Each chapter features practical exercises to allow readers to develop skills and test their knowledge as they progress through the text. These exercises are complemented by an extensive companion website, which contains valuable explanatory materials, audio examples and accompanying activities for students. A new assessment bank includes exercises of varying difficulty, allowing lecturers to build unique assessment tasks tailored to their students' needs. Drawing on their extensive experience as teachers and researchers in phonetics and phonology, Felicity Cox and new author Janet Fletcher have crafted a comprehensive resource that remains essential reading for students, teachers and practitioners of linguistics, speech pathology and language education.
Felicity Cox is Associate Professor in the Centre for Language Sciences in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney. She has thirty years' experience in teaching and research in phonetics and phonology and is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on the Australian English accent. She has published extensively on Australian English with a particular focus on its history, evolution and variation. Her main research interests include the phonetic analysis of sound change, the acquisition of phonology, and sociophonetics. A/Prof Cox is a member of the International Phonetic Association, the Australian Speech Science and Technology Association and the Australian Linguistic Society. Janet Fletcher is Professor of Phonetics in the School of Languages and Linguistics, University of Melbourne. She has held previous appointments at the University of Edinburgh, the Ohio State University, and Macquarie University, Sydney. Her research interests include phonetic theory, laboratory phonology, prosodic phonology, articulatory and acoustic modelling of prosodic effects in various languages. She is currently working on phonetic variation, and prosody, and intonation in Indigenous Australian languages. She is a member of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language in the School of Languages and Linguistics and is a Chief Investigator in the University of Melbourne node of the Centre of Excellence 'Dynamics of Language'.
1. Introduction to Australian English speech production; 2. Consonants and vowels; 3. Syllables, word stress, sentence stress and intonation; 4. Broad transcription of Australian English; 5. Narrow transcription of Australian English; 6. Evaluation of two broad transcription systems.