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Title: Understanding Phonetics
Written By: Patricia Ashby
Series Title: Understanding Language Series

Publishing in November 2009, this titles assumes little or no background knowledge.

Using original examples and exercises, Understanding Phonetics will provide an introduction to the basics and present a comprehensive survey of phonetic theory.

Using examples from a wide range of languages, the book will be accompanied by audio matieral on in order to provide students with ear training and authentic listening material.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340928271
ISBN-13: 9780340928271
Pages: 292
Prices: U.K. £ 21.99