LINGUIST List 15.3476

Mon Dec 13 2004

Books: Phonetics/Phonology, Spanish: Guitart

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        1.    Jenni Brewer, Sonido y sentido: Guitart

Message 1: Sonido y sentido: Guitart

Date: 09-Dec-2004
From: Jenni Brewer <>
Subject: Sonido y sentido: Guitart

Title: Sonido y sentido 
 Subtitle: Teoría y práctica de la pronunciación del español con audio CD 
 Series Title: Georgetown Studies in Spanish Linguistics series  
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Georgetown University Press
 Book URL:
 Author: Jorge Guitart
 Paperback: ISBN: 1589010264 Pages: 344 Price: U.S. $ 44.95
 Sonido y sentido lifts the learning of Spanish pronunciation for American
 English-speaking students to a new level, with support of an accompanying
 CD. Written in Spanish by a native speaker who is a leading figure in the
 field of Spanish phonology, this introduction to Spanish phonetics and
 phonology will improve both the pronunciation and understanding of spoken
 Spanish by demonstrating the specific ways in which the sound pattern of
 Spanish differs from English. Notable in that it explains the "why" of
 pronunciation with specific information on how the sounds of Spanish are
 organized--it also highlights the most important differences among varieties
 within the Spanish-speaking world. Together, the book and CD emphasize the
 sounds and sound combinations that are most problematic for English
 speakers learning Spanish.
 In addition to a clear theoretical analysis of Spanish phonology, Sonido y
 sentido introduces the fundamental concepts of language, Spanish language,
 and the teaching and learning of phonetics--Spanish phonetics in particular.
 Utilizing the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) throughout the text to
 make for more precise phonetic descriptions, Guitart also discusses the
 relation between both the physical and psychological aspects of pronunciation. 
 Sonido y sentido contains exercises, both transcription and pronunciation
 drills, and each chapter concludes with a section, "Para pensar," which
 tests comprehension of the concepts presented. Answers to the "Para pensar"
 exercises appear in a separate appendix. A glossary of technical terms, a
 subject index, and a basic bibliography of Spanish phonetics and phonology
 round out this fresh and rewarding contribution to learning the Spanish
 Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
 Subject Language(s): Spanish (SPN)
 Written In: Spanish  (SPN)
 See this book announcement on our website:

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