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Sound Patterns of Spoken English

Sound Patterns of Spoken English

Linda Shockey

ISBN: 978-0-631-23079-3

Jan 2003, Wiley-Blackwell

168 pages

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$150.95

Description

Sound Patterns of Spoken English is a concise, to-the-point compendium of information about the casual pronunciation of everyday English as compared to formal citation forms.
  • Concise, to-the-point compendium of information about casual pronunciation of English as compared to citation forms.
  • Covers varieties of English language including General American and Standard Southern British.
  • Overlaps the boundaries of several areas of study including sociolinguistics, lexicography, rhetoric, and speech sciences.
  • Examines English pronunciation as found in everyday speech.
  • Accompanied by website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/shockey featuring examples from different accents.
List of Figures and Tables.

Preface.

1 Setting the Stage.

1.1 Phonetics or Phonology?

1.2 Fast Speech?

2 Processes in Conversational English.

2.1 The Vulnerability Hierarchy.

2.2 Reduction Processes in English.

2.3 Stress as a Conditioning Factor.

2.4 Syllabic Conditioning Factors.

2.5 Other Processes.

2.6 Icons.

2.7 Weak Forms?

2.8 Combinations of these Processes.

3 Attempts at Phonological Explanation.

3.1 Past Work on Conversational Phonology.

3.2 Natural Phonology.

3.3 Variable Rules.

3.4 More on Rule Order.

3.5 Attempts in the 1990s.

3.6 And into the New Millennium.

4 Experimental Studies in Casual Speech.

4.1 Production of Casual Speech.

4.2 Perception of Casual Speech.

5 Applications.

5.1 Phonology.

5.2 First and Second Language Acquisition.

5.3 Interacting with Computers.

Bibliography.

Index.

"…the detailed information that is densely packed into this quite short text will be appreciated by many phoneticians, who will find it an exceptionally useful summary of the processes that affect conversational speech and the contexts under which they are most likely to occur." (Journal of the International Phonetic Association)
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Article - Approaches to Fast Speech Rules
Wolfgang U. Dressler, University of Vienna
From Phonologica 1972, ed. Dressler and Mares
Wilhelm Fink, 1975, pp. 219 - 234

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Sound Files - Phonetic Transcription

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  • Concise, to-the-point compendium of information about casual pronunciation of English as compared to citation forms.
  • Covers varieties of English language including General American and Standard Southern British.
  • Overlaps the boundaries of several areas of study including sociolinguistics, lexicography, rhetoric, and speech sciences.
  • Examines English pronunciation as found in everyday speech.
  • Accompanied by website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/shockey featuring examples from different accents.