LINGUIST List 12.887

Thu Mar 29 2001

Books: Phonetics/Phonology

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  1. Gillian Caglayan, The Mouton Interactive Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

Message 1: The Mouton Interactive Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 14:14:39 +0200
From: Gillian Caglayan <>
Subject: The Mouton Interactive Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

New Publication from Mouton de Gruyter

J�rgen Handke

The Mouton Interactive Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology

2001. CD-ROM - containing sounds and animated sequences.
DM 78,-/ EUR 39,88 / US$ 39.95*
Class adoption price (for orders of 20 copies or more) 
DM 58,- / EUR 29,65 / US$ 29.95*
*for orders placed in North America

System Requirements:
Pentium PC with Windows 9x, NT or Power MAC with OS 7+

The hybrid CD-ROM " Interactive Introduction to Phonetics and
Phonology " presents all topics of an introduction to phonetics and
phonology in a multimedia environment and includes evaluation and
assessment of the learning process.

The system is primarily designed for students attending introductory
courses in phonetics and phonology but also allows students from other
areas to learn more about the field, as well as introducing them to
the advantages of multimedia presentation. Teachers will find that the
CD-ROM offers a valuable alternative to conventional methods when it
comes to presenting linguistic phenomena in a vivid and exciting way.

The phonetics section of the CD-ROM exhibits, among others, all
aspects of articulatory, auditory and acoustic phonetics. It includes
hundreds of animations and sound examples (cardinal vowels, IPA
consonants, spoken comments etc.). The phonology module covers topics
such as the phoneme, distinctive features, non-linear phonology and
the sound systems of British and American English. Additional modules,
such as context-sensitive bibliographical references and
screen-oriented help facilities, a glossary of important linguistic
terms and a small text-editor support the student in exploring the
contents of the CD-ROM.

The most powerful module of the system is the "Interactive Tutor". It
trains the skill of the student and monitors his individual progress.
All results are stored in an individual student-protocol allowing
training independent of time restrictions. For all topics there is a
variety of exercises ranging from simple multiple-choice tasks to
complex naming or construction tasks or even exercises involving
phonemic transcription using a virtual keyboard. A large number of
exercises have several difficulty levels which are activated depending
on the student's progress.

Please visit our web site for a demonstration version:

For more information please contact the publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Genthiner Str. 13
10785 Berlin, Germany
Fax: +49 30 26005 222

Please visit our website for other publications by Mouton de Gruyter
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Wednesday, March 28, 2001