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Sound Patterns English

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"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 featuring examples from different accents.
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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. The book examines changes that occur to certain sounds and in certain parts of words and syllables in the casual, unmonitored speech of native English speakers. It outlines major phonological processes found in conversational English; reviews and criticizes attempts to include these processes in phonological theory; and surveys experimental approaches to explaining casual English pronunciation. Among the varieties of English covered are General American and Standard Southern British, but many other accents are mentioned, especially those of mainland Britain. Sound Patterns of Spoken English is of interest to students and scholars in a wide variety of fields, including sociolinguistics, lexicography, rhetoric, language learning and speech sciences, and has an accompanying website - http://www. blackwellpublishing. com/shockey - with examples from different accents.
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.


The book examines changes that occur to certain sounds and in certain parts of words and syllables in the casual, unmonitored speech of native English speakers. It outlines major phonological processes found in conversational English; reviews and criticizes attempts to include these processes in phonological theory; and surveys experimental approaches to explaining casual English pronunciation. Among the varieties of English covered are General American and Standard Southern British, but many other accents are mentioned, especially those of mainland Britain.

Sound Patterns of Spoken English is of interest to students and scholars in a wide variety of fields, including sociolinguistics, lexicography, rhetoric, language learning and speech sciences, and has an accompanying website – /u> – with examples from different accents.

Linda Shockey is Lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at the University of Reading. She specialises in acoustic and articulatory phonetics and aspects of phonology, such as online phonology, and the phonotaxis of syllables. She co-editor of In Honor of Ilse Lehiste, (1988).
1. Setting the Stage. 2. Processes in Conversational English. 3. Attempts at Phonological Explanation. 4. Experimental Studies in Casual Speech. 5. Applications. References. Index.
'This is an excellent book that gives a true account of what English speech is really like.' Gerry Knowles, University of Lancaster 'Linda Shockey addresses questions of interest to nearly every phonetician and phonologist, providing extensive examples of attested conversational reductions in numerous dialects of English. By presenting the reductions along with their linguistic conditioning factors, she strikes a forceful blow against the belief that casual speech is simply sloppy speech. Sound Patterns of Spoken English will be of interest to theoretical phonologists and experimental phoneticians, as well as researchers in speech perception, language acquisition and speech technology.' Lisa Lavoie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology "...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
"?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)

"This is an excellent book that gives a true account of what English speech is really like."
?Gerry Knowles, University of Lancaster

"Linda Shockey addresses questions of interest to nearly every phonetician and phonologist, providing extensive examples of attested conversational reductions in numerous dialects of English. By presenting the reductions along with their linguistic conditioning factors, she strikes a forceful blow against the belief that casual speech is simply sloppy speech. Sound Patterns of Spoken English will be of interest to theoretical phonologists and experimental phoneticians, as well as researchers in speech perception, language acquisition and speech technology."
?Lisa Lavoie, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • 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 featuring examples from different accents.
Author
Linda Shockey
Pages
168
Language
English
ISBN-10
0631230793
ISBN-13
9780631230793
Media
Book
Format
Hardcover
DEWEY
421.5
Year
2003
Publication Date
2003-01-31
Imprint
Blackwell Publishers
Place of Publication
Oxford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
4
Affiliation
University of Reading
Audience
Professional and Scholarly
Short Title
SOUND PATTERNS ENGLISH
Edition
1st
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
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