· Completely updated and revised
· The standard work for over 30 years
· Written by one of the world's most respected and well-known instructors
· Uniquely features a joint speech-language pathology and audiology perspective
This fundamental text is a launching point for study in the field of phonetics. It introduces readers to the key elements in phonetic study, providing an overview of phonetic transcription, anatomy of speech production and perception, the physics of sound, properties of vowels, diphthongs, and consonants, stress and intonation, and connected speech.
Revisions in this third edition reflect the steady growth in exploration and understanding of the field of phonetics since the publication of the original edition of this book, with valuable contributions and input from two distinguished phoneticians, Donald Mower, Ph.D., and David Ingram, Ph.D. In addition to new and updated content, this book retains the unique presentation of selected speech production modules developed over 30 years ago, which enable students to independently study the complex phenomenon of speech sound in context.
After mastering this text, students will find they have opened the door to
opportunities in the study of speech-language pathology.
Primary Subject: Speech and Language Pathology / Articulation, Phonetics, Phonology
Audience Level: Academic
Table of Contents
· Introduction to Phonetics.
· Introduction to the International Phonetic Alphabet.
· Articulatory Aspects of Speech Production.
· Articulatory Aspects of Phonetics: Vowels and Diphthongs.
· Acoustic Aspects of Phonetics.
· Perceptual Phonetics.
· Stress and Intonation.
· Dynamics of Connected Speech.
· Distinctive Features and Patterns of Acquisition for Consonants and Vowels.
About the Author
Sadanand Singh, PhD
Dr. Sadanand Singh (1934-2010) was a Fellow of the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA) and an active member and contributor to the direction of the organization. He was also founder and Chairman of Plural Publishing, Inc. He was a Professor at The Ohio State University, Professor and Department Chair at Howard University, Professor and Director at the University of Texas Health Science program, and Professor and Chairman of the Communicative Disorders Department at San Diego State University. He also served on advisory boards with leading scientists, clinicians, and professors in several areas of key academic and clinical concentration. Dr. Singh authored several undergraduate and graduate texts in phonetics, phonology, measurements, and clinical procedures.
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