LINGUIST List 10.1030

Mon Jul 5 1999

Books: English - Arabic Phonetics

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  1. LINCOM EUROPA, Phonetics; A Dictionary of Phonetics, English - Arabic, S. Sara

Message 1: Phonetics; A Dictionary of Phonetics, English - Arabic, S. Sara

Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 11:19:10 +0200
Subject: Phonetics; A Dictionary of Phonetics, English - Arabic, S. Sara

Articulatory, Acoustic, Auditory
English - Arabic
Solomon I. Sara, S.J., Georgetown University

The aim of this dictionary is to provide the Arabic students and
scholars a comprehensive set of English technical vocabulary that is
currently used in phonetics with the corresponding set in Arabic.

Phonetics is a vast field of study with branches reaching out into
many speech and language sciences. Thus, a dictionary of phonetics
can not be limited only to the field of linguistics. It must include
articulatory phonetics and technical terms from the anatomy,
physiology, and neurology of speech; acoustic phonetics and the
technical terms from speech encoding and transmission processes; and
auditory phonetics and technical terms from speech reception,
decoding, and perception. In addition, a dictionary of phonetics must
include all other relevant terms occurring in the neighboring
sub-fields of linguistics that touch upon phonetics, in particular
instrumental phonetics and phonology. The proposed dictionary is such
a dictionary of phonetics.

Even though this dictionary accounts for all of the phonetic
terminology in use in the study and teaching of phonetics, it is
arranged alphabetically rather than by the many sub-disciplines of
phonetics. This alphabetical arrangement makes the dictionary
accessible not only to the beginner but to the specialist as well.
Furthermore, the cross classificatory arrangement of its entries makes
it more user friendly.

ISBN 3 89586 631 8. 
LINCOM Handbooks in Linguistics 08. 
Ca. 340 pp. USD 60 / DM 90 / pound sterling 33. July 1999.

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