Key Concepts in Phonetics and Phonology is a comprehensive and up-to-date A to Z of the core areas of phonetics and phonology. If you are new to these fields, this book will be an invaluable resource for quickly familiarizing yourself with the jargon and specialist terms. Each of the 136 entries starts with a brief definition of a key concept and, where appropriate, more detail is given, along with an illustrative example. All entries are also cross-referenced to help you easily locate definitions for unfamiliar jargon. This book contains fully referenced descriptions of the key terms in phonetics, particularly articulatory phonetics, and presents the main schools of theoretical phonology. If you want to know more, the extensive bibliography included at the back of the book will suggest where you can look for information to deepen your knowledge.
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 material are available online.
Language teachers are often afraid to teach pronunciation because they lack essential, basic knowledge or training in phonetics and phonology. To correct this situation, this lively, interactive book links all three in a manner that allows future and current language teachers to translate research findings into classroom approaches. The authors focus on practical, pedagogical, and theoretical aspects of phonetics, phonology, and pronunciation. While many books in the area separate phonetics and phonology into different subject areas with limited practical application, and most treat pronunciation independently, this book entails the interaction of all three. This quick introduction helps readers gain the basic knowledge, goals, and techniques they need to add pronunciation to their teaching.To address the need for language teachers to have access to materials that blend applied linguistics theory and second/foreign language teaching, this book focuses on practical and theoretical aspects of phonetics, phonology, and pronunciation. As language teachers are often asked to teach pronunciation without crucial knowledge or training in phonetics and phonology, this book links all three in a manner that allows future and current language teachers to translate research findings into classroom approaches. While many books in the area separate phonetics and phonology into different subject areas with limited practical application, and most treat pronunciation independently, this book entails the interaction of all three while connecting classroom practice to theory by drawing pedagogical implications from a discussion of applied linguistics research.
This book is the first volume specifically devoted to the phonetic manifestation and phonological nature of geminate, or 'long', consonants, a feature of many of the world's languages including Arabic, Bengali, Finnish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Malayalam, Persian, Saami, Swiss German, and Turkish.
Covering the entire history of generative phonology, from the Sound Pattern of English model to the Optimality Theory framework in use today, Phonology includes the latest developments in analytical and theoretical aspects of the subject.This fully revised and updated edition:- provides a phonetics revision chapter for students to refresh their knowledge of phonetics- includes brand new chapters on Phonological Weight and Optimality Theory, and incorporates new material on Moraic Theory- contains classroom exercises drawn from a wide variety of languages, along with sample answers and suggestions for further readingWhether you are new to the field or simply want to take your studies further, Phonology will help you to develop a complete understanding of this important branch of linguistics.Full answer keys to the book's exercises are available to lecturers on the Palgrave Modern Linguistics series companion website at www.palgrave.com/language/pml
This book is intended for use by students who are studying Linguistics for the first time and are being introduced to Phonology as novices. From my experience as a Phonetics and Phonology teacher, such students find it difficult to adjust with the new symbols and terminology they are meeting for the first time. The book therefore tries to make students who are interested in language to understand the importance of knowing phonology, and introduces the main units and concepts of the disciple. Since the book is mainly intended as an introduction to phonology for beginners, I consider it appropriate to go straight into the fundamental component of phonology – which is the phoneme –and to give the students many exercises that will enable them to put into practice what they have learned theoretically. An additional element about this book is that I have preferred to emphasize on segmental phonology, syllables, and a brief mention of tone, stress and intonation, in other to give the students a firm and thorough background of phonology that will prepare them for a more advanced phonological study. The book contains many exercises to equip the students with enough practical work
An invaluable companion which enables the reader to acquire and understand a vocabulary for discussion and critical thinking on all aspects of the subject. The clear explanations of the concepts support students in their practical and theoretical explorations of the subjects and offer insights for research and reflective writing.
A detailed yet concise handbook clarifying all the major terms needed for a thorough understanding of key research methodology concepts in business and management. An invaluable guide for students at all levels seeking assistance with projects, research proposals, dissertations and theses; including case studies and suggestions for further reading.
An accessible account of philosophical concepts, theories and key thinkers with an emphasis on recent developments in the field. Containing over 300 entries, the terms are ordered alphabetically and cross referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading follow the explanations, encouraging further reflection and independent learning.
This well-established text on Linguistics has been thoroughly studied especially the Phonological Features of Inor, the language which genetically belongs to the Ethiopian Semitic Languages, in the Outer South Ethiopic branch, particularly to the Peripheral Western Gurage. This text introduces new aspects of the genetic belongingness of the language, Phonetics (Phonemic Inventory of Consonants and Vowels), Phonology, (Phonotactics, Syllable structures of the Language, Morpho-phonological Processes) and some Morphological features of Inor. It mainly discusses the phonological processes of the language – how vowels and consonants interact within the course of speech production. Inor has peculiar phonological processes than other Ethio-Semitic languages. Labialization, Nasalization, Palatalization, and Vowel changes are the common features of the language.
A comprehensive glossary providing clear explanations of the major terms in the field of innovation, covering areas such as product development, design and creativity. By simplifying complex terminology and highlighting key debates, this book is an ideal companion for both students and practitioners in the field.
What does it mean to acquire a language? What is considered a 'second' language in multilingual settings? This practical and comprehensive guide provides an opportunity to consider these issues, providing easy access to concise definitions of key terms and concepts in the study of Second Language Acquisition.
This book is a theoretical study that attempts to examine some key concepts which I believe Muhyiddin Ibn Arabi and Hans-Georg Gadamer focus on in their formulation of a general philosophy of hermeneutics. The key concepts under study include fundamentally but not exclusively concepts of interpretation, language, poetry and beauty. The conceptual framework within which I explore the aforementioned concepts is comparative. I believe that a comparative approach is very practical since I intend in the first place to explore aspects of similarities and differences as they pertain to each scholar’s understanding of different concepts. The main motives behind this selection consist in a grounded belief that the set of concepts I intend to probe, if critically and elaborately examined, permits an overall comprehension of the philosophical thought of the scholars under study. The book is composed of four themed chapters which I chose to consider on the basis of their level of importance in informing the subsequent issues.
This book offers an integrative, applications-centred approach to the study of the Earth's dynamic surface. The authors draw from the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics to help students get a basic understanding of Earth surface processes and the evolution of topography over short and long timescales.
A comprehensive writers' guide to the terminology used across the creative writing industries and in the major literary movements. Packed with practical tips for honing writing skills and identifying opportunities for publication and production, it also explains the workings of publishing houses, literary agencies and producing theatres.