This superb introduction to phonetics is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about the sounds of languages. Peter Ladefoged, one of the world's leading phoneticians, describes how languages use a variety of different sounds, many of them quite unlike any that occur in well-known languages. People trill their lips and click their tongues when ...
This superb introduction to phonetics is perfect for anyone who wants to learn about the sounds of languages. Peter Ladefoged, one of the world's leading phoneticians, describes how languages use a variety of different sounds, many of them quite unlike any that occur in well-known languages. People trill their lips and click their tongues when talking in ways that are amazing to English speakers. Several of these unusual sounds are reproduced on the accompanying CD. The book opens with a brief introduction to the main forces working on the sounds of languages. Ladefoged outlines the acoustic components of speech and demonstrates speech synthesis. Subsequent chapters on computers and speech describe text-to-speech systems, and show how speech recognition systems work. The last part of the book describes the sounds of a wide variety of languages, introducing them to readers largely by means of the CD and by reference to the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
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Good. 0631214127 Good condition. Has writing. Vowels and Consonants: An Introduction to the Sounds of Languages By Peter Ladefoged (Author) Product Details Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (October 11, 2000) Language: English ISBN-10: 0631214127 ISBN-13: Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches.
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