Standard English Speech: A Compendium of English Phonetics for Foreign Students
By: G. E. Fuhrken (author)Paperback
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Originally published in 1932, this book presents a guide to various aspects of English phonetics aimed at foreign students of the language. Illustrative figures and a bibliography are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the teaching of English, linguistics and phonetics.
Preface; 1. The traditional spelling and its deficiencies; 2. The study of phonetics. Phonetic symbols; 3. Varieties of spoken English; 4. Sound, and the organs of speech. Preliminary classification of vowels. Broad and narrow symbols compared; 5. Vowel-sounds in present-day standard English. Back and front vowels. A preliminary note on the length of vowel-sounds. The vowel triangle. Mixed vowels. Diphthongs. Obscured vowels. Cardinal vowels; 6. Classification of consonants. Consonants in detail. Notes on nasal and lateral plosion; 7. The r sounds; 8. Length of vowels and consonants, and their interrelation. Weak forms of words; 9. Stress; 10. The glottal plosive; 11. Word-binding and glides; 12. Assimilation; 13. Elision and simplification; 14. Difficult sounds in English; 15. Dialect forms; 16. Intonation; Bibliography; Index of subjects and phonetic terms; Index of sounds, symbols and diacritic signs.
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