By Peter Burleigh, Paul Skandera
It is a totally built-in direction ebook geared toward universi-ty scholars of English within the German-speaking zone. It offers a staged and obviously built introducti directly to the speculation of pronunciati on mixed with a wealth of transcripti on workouts and an accompanying CD. The ebook calls for no past wisdom of linguisti cs. From the outset, it explains key recommendations in easy-to-understand language, highlights key words within the textual content for simple re-view, and provides translati ons of the various phrases into German. Additi onally, a word list presents scholars with a convenient fast reference. The transcripti on routines gui-de scholars from exploratory projects to easy transcripti directly to the extra hard transcripti on of average discussion, and all workouts are provided with annotated soluti ons. The booklet is punctiliously divided into classes and workouts that are controlled in 12 two-hour sessions, leaving adequate ti me for evaluation and examinati on in a school time period of 14 weeks or more.
"a good dependent and easy-to-follow introducti directly to the fundamentals of the speculation of pronunciati on, observed via a delicately designed set of practi cal routines and a step by step transcripti on course"
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Pay attention to the sensation of the "extra" air forced out as you say the sounds represented by the underlined letters. zoo, Sue measure, mesh gin, chin maze, mass treasure, trash midge, match lose, loose pleasure, lash judge, church You will notice that with the sounds [s, J, tj] you feel extra air forced out compared with the sounds [z, 3, d3]. The first w o r d in each pair has a lenis fricative, with less intense articulation. Pairing of the words, and thus comparing individual sounds in those words, demonstrates the difference in intensity of articulation between lenis and fortis sounds.
Which parts move? Try the same with [t] in tin and [k] in king. These will show you how the place where an obstruction is made varies. Describe the places of articulation of these three sounds. 2b Try saying a long [v] as in the w o r d very. Where do you feel a stream of air passing through? Try saying the sounds  as in the, and [z] as in zip. Where do you feel the stream of air now? This again shows variation in place of articulation. Describe the place of articulation of these three sounds.
The p r o b l e m c a s e s Of semi-vowels, contoids, and vocoids ... All consonants generally have two things in common: (a) They are made with an o b struction of air, and (b) they typically occur at the margins of syllables. By contrast, the sounds that (a) are produced without any obstruction of air, and (b) usually occur at the centre of syllables are called vowels. e. the lateral approximant, IM, and the approximants, /r, j , w/, however, do not fit neatly into the consonant category nor into the vowel category.
A Manual of English Phonetics and Phonology: Twelve Lessons with an Integrated Course in Phonetic Transcription (Narr Studienbucher) by Peter Burleigh, Paul Skandera