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Introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology

Gut, Ulrike

Introduction to English Phonetics and Phonology

Series: Textbooks in English Language and Linguistics (TELL) - Volume 1

Year of Publication: 2009

Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2009. VI, 221 pp., num. fig. and tables, incl. CD
ISBN 978-3-631-56615-2 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.320 kg, 0.705 lbs

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Book synopsis

This comprehensive textbook provides a practical introduction to English phonetics and phonology. Assuming no prior background, the author outlines all of the core concepts and methods of phonetics and phonology and presents the basic facts in a clear and straightforward manner. In sections marked as advanced reading it is shown how these concepts and methods are applied in language acquisition and language teaching. The textbook contains exercises, an index, suggestions for further reading and many audio examples on the accompanying CD-ROM. An essential text for students embarking on the study of English sounds at B.A. level and beyond.


Contents: Introduction: Phonetics and Phonology – Speech production – English phonology: phonemes, syllables and words – English phonology: intonation – Acoustic properties of English – Speech perception.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Author: Ulrike Gut holds the Chair of Applied English Linguistics at the University of Augsburg (Germany). She obtained degrees in English, psychology and linguistics from the University of Mannheim (Germany) and the University of Cambridge (England), her doctoral degree from the University of Mannheim and her postdoctoral degree (Habilitation) from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany). Her main research interests are phonetics, varieties of English and second language acquisition.


Textbooks in English Language and Linguistics (TELL). Vol. 1
Edited by Magnus Huber and Joybrato Mukherjee