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Understanding Phonetics (repost)

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Understanding Phonetics (repost)

Patricia Ashby, "Understanding Phonetics"
English | 2011 | PDF | 290 pages | ISBN: 0340928271 | 3 Mb

Assuming little or no background knowledge and using original examples and exercises (with answers supplied), Understanding Phonetics provides with an accessible introduction to the basics of phonetics and a comprehensive analysis of traditional phonetic theory–the articulation and physical characteristics of speech sounds.

Examples from a wide range of languages are presented throughout using symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet. To help develop skills in this alphabet, Understanding Phonetics includes ear-training exercises that are freely available online, along with audio files of authentic listening material, at hodderplus[dot]com/linguistics.