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Title: Phonetics
Subtitle: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception
Written By: Henning Reetz
Allard Jongman
Series Title: Blackwell Textbooks in Linguistics

Providing a comprehensive overview of the four primary areas of phonetics,
Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception is an ideal
guide to the complete study of speech and sound.

-An accessible but in-depth introductory textbook on the basic concepts of

-Covers all four areas of phonetics: transcription, production, acoustics,
and perception

-Offers uniquely thorough coverage of related relevant areas, including
vocal fold vibration and the working of the ear, creating an engagingly
flexible work for instructors

-Includes chapter-by-chapter exercises, enabling students to put their
knowledge into practice

-Written in a clear and concise style by two of the field’s leading scholars

-Accompanied by a companion website at (available on publication),
featuring additional resources such as sound files.

"I have taught speech science and phonetics courses for over 35 years,
always using my own individually designed course packet — now I finally can
adopt a textbook that meets all my needs. This book provides an in-depth,
up-to-date, and reader friendly treatment of how human speech is produced,
acoustically shaped, analyzed, and perceived."
-Harvey M. Sussman, University of Texas at Austin

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0631232265
ISBN-13: 9780631232261
Pages: 336
Prices: U.S. $ 44.95