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 has been teaching phonetics and phonology in tertiary education since 1983 and has held lecturing positions at Sydney University's Faculty of Health Sciences and Macquarie University, Sydney. She has been at Macquarie University since 1991 and is a co-convenor of the Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences programme. Dr Cox's postgraduate teaching and supervision involves students from the Master of Applied Linguistics, the Master of Communication Disorders, the Master of Speech and Language Pathology and the Ph.D. program. In 1997, Dr Cox was awarded a Ph.D. for her thesis entitled 'An Acoustic Examination of Vowel Variation in Australian English'. This study provided a comprehensive acoustic account of Australian English vowels. Dr 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.