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作者 Wells, J. C. (John Christopher) author
書名 Sounds interesting : observations on English and general phonetics / J.C. Wells, Emeritus Profesor of Phonetics, University College London ; illustrations by Lhinton Davidson
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
國際標準書號 9781107074705 (hbk.)
9781107427105 (pbk.)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  PE1135 .W36 2014    在架上    30630020075543
說明 xi, 207 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
附註 "How do you pronounce omega, tortoise and sloth? And why? Do charted and chartered sound the same? How do people pronounce the names Charon, Punjab, and Sexwale? In this engaging book, John Wells, a world-renowned phonetician and phonologist, explores these questions and others. Each chapter consists of carefully selected entries from Wells' acclaimed phonetics blog, on which he regularly posted on a range of current and widely researched topics such as pronunciation, teaching, intonation, spelling, and accents. Based on sound scholarship and full of fascinating facts about the pronunciation of Welsh, Swedish, Czech, Zulu, Icelandic and other languages, this book will appeal to scholars and students in phonetics and phonology, as well as general readers wanting to know more about language. Anyone interested in why a poster in Antigua invited cruise ship visitors to enjoy a game of porker, or what hymns can tell us about pronunciation, should read this book"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Machine generated contents note: Preface; 1. How do you say...?; 2. English phonetics: theory and practice; 3. Teaching and examining; 4. Intonation; 5. Symbol shapes, fonts, and spelling; 6. English accents; 7. Phonetics around the world; Postscript; Index of words; General index
主題 English language -- Phonetics
English language -- Pronunciation
English language -- Phonology
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