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This text introduces undergraduates to the basic tools and concepts necessary for the outline description of English phonological systems and processes. By working through the book and the various exercises included, students should come to understand the need for a dedicated system of description and transcription of speech sounds, and for a degree of phonological abstraction. They should learn to carry out elementary, broad phonetic transcription, and be able to establish contrastive vowel and consonant systems for their own varieties and to express simple generalizations reflecting the productive and predictable patterns of English sounds.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748612529
ISBN-10: 0748612521
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 22-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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