Fundamentals of Phonetics: A Practical Guide for Students (2nd Edition)

The new edition of Small's Fundamentals of Phonetics offers a refreshingly unique and thorough practice-based approach to learning the skills necessary for expert phonetic transcription of individuals with disordered speech. Emphasis is placed on the issues tied to linguisitic phonetics with an introduction to clinical phonetics, and issues involving dialectal variation of speech. The available audio CD enables readers to listen to examples and absorb additional information. This new edition offers more transcription exercises with examples of children with disordered speech, Arabic Influenced English and Russian Influenced English.

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By Ken (Columbus, OH) · ★★★★★ · February 15, 2012
I had the pleasure of having Dr. Small as the professor for my phonetics class years ago. I couldn't have asked for a better text to learn phonetics with. Years later, while I don't do it all that often, I can transcribe speech with ease when needed. This is a fantastic book for anyone learning w... ...more