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English Phonology by Heinz J. Giegerich
Book DescriptionThis is an introduction to the phonology of present-day English. It deals principally with three varieties of English: 'General American', Southern British 'Received Pronunciation' and 'Scottish Standard English'. It offers a systematic and detailed discussion of the features shared by these major accents, and explains some major differences. Other varieties of English - Australian and New Zealand English, South African English and Hiberno-English - are also discussed briefly. Without focusing on current phonological theory and its evolution, the author demonstrates the importance of 'theory', in whatever shape or form, in phonological argumentation. The book also includes a helpful introductory section on speech sounds and their production, and detailed suggestions for further reading follow each chapter. This clear and helpful textbook will be welcomed by all students of English language and linguistics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521336031
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Heinz J. Giegerich
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English Historical Pragmatics, Hardback (August 2013)
A guide to historical pragmatics in English studies. It gives students a grounding in historical pragmatics and teaches the methodology needed to analyse language in social, cultural and historical contexts. It provides insights into the analysis of discourse markers, interjections, terms of address and speech acts.
Lexical Structures, Hardback (July 2009)
A monograph about structural entities originating in the lexicon - that is, about word structure - as well as about the structural characteristics of the lexicon as a module of formal grammar.
Metrical Phonology and Phonological Structure, Paperback (April 2009)» View all books by Heinz J. Giegerich
Heinz Giegerich pursues phonological structure with the clarity of exposition.
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