Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

Series
Allyn & Bacon
Author
Jacqueline Bauman-Waengler  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
480
Pub.-date
March 2008
ISBN13
9780205402878
ISBN
0205402879
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Description

Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology: From Concepts to Transcription provides readers with a basic foundation in both phonetics and phonology.  The book has two goals:  the first is to connect phonetics and phonology into a conceptual unity and the second is to demonstrate the practical relevance of phonetics, phonology, and phonetic transcription for beginning students in communication disorders and related disciplines, such as linguistics or education. 

 

Written with an abundance of real-life examples, this first edition provides readers with a large base of information, from the basic definitions of phonetics and phonology to their practical, clinical applications when analyzing speech samples, demonstrating to future speech language practioners the interconnection between these two areas of of the field.  The text's uniqueness lies in the continuous application of the presented information to practical examples, reinforcing to students the relevance of this knowledge to clinical practice while providing the instructor with practical examples which can be used to demonstrate basic principles.

 

An important feature of this book is the inclusion of a phonetic transcription workbook.  This workbook guides the student through a systematic learning process beginning with the identification of sounds within words, as opposed to letters, to transcribing multisyllabic words and short phrases.  The process is a step-by-step one in which vowels and consonants are introduced in small groups, words are selected based on these sounds, followed by listening and transcription practice.  Additional sounds are added systematically and each unit builds upon the next. The workbook will provide the student with many opportunities to learn phonetic transcription in an orderly process.               

 

Additional coverage includes:

  • A brief overview of acoustic phonetics relative to the production features of vowels and consonants.
  • An introduction to phonetic transcription to aid student understanding of the pertinence of phonetic transcription when one is gathering information about speech, and a detailed description of production features of vowels and consonants.  This text will enable a beginning student to identify and classify each of the vowels and consonants of American English. 
  • A lengthy discussion of dialect that covers both popular and professional concepts about dialect as well as definitions of standard English, vernacular English, regional, and social/ethnic dialects.   The chapter on dialects also covers vowl shifts and the most recent research on African American Vernacular English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong, Cantonese, Korean, and Arabic.  
  • Coverage of coarticulation, assimilation, and suprasegmental or prosodic variations which occur in continuous speech.  Diacritics are discussed in detail.  Examples are given for each, drawing from practical, real-life examples. 
  • Unique coverage of three theoretical models of phonological development which address speech sound development in completely different ways.  Most textbooks do not include phonological development or recent theoretical models such as the nonlinear approaches.

Features

  • Unique to this text - Phonological development is emphasized in a chapter as well as via three theoretical models which explain the development of speech in children in very different ways.  A contemporary model, the nonlinear phonologies, is presented.
  • A separate set of DVDs are available containing both audio and video resources for additional practice in transcription.
  • Case studies at the beginning of each chapter highlight specific concepts of that particular chapter.  The case study is then followed throughout the chapter, demonstrating how the information could be applied in a real-life situation.
  • Learning aids are provided in the form of focus questions, concept exercises, further readings, key terms, critical thinking questions, and multiple choice questions.
  • A lengthy and thorough discussion of dialect including definitions, examples of regional dialects, ethnic dialects, and foreign dialects. 
  • A chapter in which the core information presented for phonetics and phonology is integrated into a series of case studies which apply this knowledge to the analysis of speech.  Examples include the analysis of regional dialects, emerging phonology, and a child with disordered articulation.
  • Phonetic transcription workbook is a separate entity at the end of the textbook.  This workbook guides students through a systematic learning process beginning with the identification of sounds within words, as opposed to letters, to transcribing multisyllabic words and short phrases.

Table of Contents

PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY:  AN INTRODUCTION (TEXT)

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1              INTRODUCING PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY

CHAPTER 2              AN OVERVIEW OF SPEECH PRODUCTION

CHAPTER 3              AN INTRODUCTION TO PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION

CHAPTER 4              ARTICULATORY PHONETICS: PRODUCTION FEATURES OF VOWELS 

CHAPTER 5              ARTICULATORY PHONETICS: PRODUCTION FEATURES OF CONSONANTS

CHAPTER 6              DIALECT AND LANGUAGE VARIATIONS

CHAPTER 7              SPEECH IN CONTEXT AND DIACRITICS

CHAPTER 8              PHONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT:  PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL IMPLICATIONS

CHAPTER 9              PHONETIC AND PHONEMIC ANALYSIS: CLINICAL APPLICATION

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY:  AN INTRODUCTION TRANSCRIPTION WORKBOOK (AT END OF TEXT)

PREFACE                                                                                                                

MODULE #1               LETTERS AND SOUNDS                                      

MODULE #2               STRESSED VERSUS UNSTRESSED SYLLABLES  AN INTRODUCTION                                    

MODULE #3               INTRODUCTING THE VOWELS /i/, /A/, AND /u/ AND VARIATIONS OF /A/:  /O/ AND /a/                            

MODULE #4               INTRODUCING THE STOP-PLOSIVES               

MODULE #5               INTRODUCING MORE VOWELS: /I/, /E/, /Ï/, AND

MODULE #6               THE FRICATIVES /f/, /v/, /s/, /z/, /S/, /Z/, /T/, /D/,

MODULE #7               THE DIPHTHONGS /e¡I/, /o¡U/, /a¡I/, /a¡U/, AND /O¡I/  

MODULE #8               THE NASALS /m/, /n/, AND /N/, THE APPROXIMANTS (CONSISTING OF THE GLIDES /w/ AND /j/ PLUS

                                    THE LIQUIDS /l/ AND /r/) AND THE AFFRICATES /tS/ AND /dZ/                                                                      

MODULE #9               THE CENTRAL VOWELS /¿/, /«/, /ä±/, AND /ã/           

MODULE #10             THE CENTERING OR RHOTIC DIPHTHONGS /A¥ã/, /E¥ã/, /I¥ã/, /o¥ã/                                    

MODULE #11             INTRODUCING THE DIACRITICS             

MODULE #12             DIALECT                                                                              

MODULE #13             SPONTANEOUS SPEECH AND ARTICULATION TESTING                                                                   

ANSWERS TO TRANSCRIPTION WORKBOOK

Back Cover

Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology: From Concepts to Transcription provides readers with a basic foundation in both phonetics and phonology.  The book has two goals:  the first is to connect phonetics and phonology into a conceptual unity and the second is to demonstrate the practical relevance of phonetics, phonology, and phonetic transcription for beginning students in communication disorders and related disciplines, such as linguistics or education. 

 

Written with an abundance of real-life examples, this first edition provides readers with a large base of information, from the basic definitions of phonetics and phonology to their practical, clinical applications when analyzing speech samples. The text's uniqueness lies in how it connects the various concepts with practical examples.  This helps students to solidify what they are learning and understand its relevance to clinical practice.

 

Highlights of this New Text…

  • Unique to this text - A chapter on Phonological development explains the development of speech in children using three theoretical models, one of which is a contemporary model emphasizing nonlinear phonologies.
  • A separate set of DVDs are available containing both audio and video resources for practice in transcription.  This DVD set can be purchased using ISBN: 0-205-40285-2.   Receive a 10% discount on both the text and the DVD set by using this special package ISBN: 0-205-62715-3
  • Case studies at the beginning of each chapter highlight specific concepts of that particular chapter.  The case study is then revisited throughout the chapter, demonstrating how the information could be applied in a real-life situation.
  • Extensive learning aids are provided in the form of focus questions, concept exercises, further readings, key terms, critical thinking questions, and multiple choice questions.
  • A thorough discussion of dialect, whichincludes definitions and examples of regional dialects, ethnic dialects, and foreign dialects. 
  • A chapter in which the core information presented for phonetics and phonology is integrated into a series of case studies which apply this knowledge to the analysis of speech.  Examples include the analysis of regional dialects, emerging phonology, and a child with disordered articulation.
  • Phonetic transcription workbook is included as an additional study aid as Part II of the textbook.  This workbook guides students through a systematic learning process beginning with the identification of sounds within words, to transcribing multisyllabic words and short phrases.

Reader Review(s)

"[Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology: From Concepts to Transcription] has the novelty of combining material relating to phonology with the basics of phonetics which makes it more interesting, applicable, and versatile." -Sue Bessel Hume, University of Tennessee

 

 "Well on its way to becoming one of the premier textbooks on introductory phonetics (and phonology). I like it better than the texts I'm currently using." -Michael Blomgren, University of Utah