LINGUIST List 16.532

Wed Feb 23 2005

Books: Phonetics: Canepari

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, A Handbook of Phonetics: Canepari
        2.    Ulrich Lueders, A Handbook of Pronunciation: Canepari


Message 1: A Handbook of Phonetics: Canepari

Date: 22-Feb-2005
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: A Handbook of Phonetics: Canepari


Title: A Handbook of Phonetics
Series Title: LINCOM Textbooks in Linguistics 10
Published: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom-europa.com

Author: Luciano Canepari, University of Venice
Hardback: ISBN: 3895864803 Pages: 518 Price: Europe EURO 124
Abstract:

The author, who was trained in the British phonetic tradition and teaches
Phonetics and phonology at the University of Venice, has expanded and
completed the potential of natural phonetics, i.e. articulatory, auditory,
and functional, in order to update and adapt it to the descriptive and
teaching needs of several languages and dialects of the world, according to
the phonetic method which is explained in the book.

The handbook offers the necessary expansion of the International Phonetic
Alphabet (IPA) to make it appropriate to adequately deal with hundreds of
languages; not only for vowels and consonants, but also for intonation and
tones. Hundreds of useful figures are provided, in particular vocograms,
orograms, labiograms, palatograms, and tonograms.

The general part, although beginning in a gradual way, deals with all the
segmental and suprasegmentals in depth, without neglecting paraphonics (or
"paralinguistics"). The handbook provides about 1000 "linguistic sounds"
with their symbols, of which at least 500 are basic, 300 complementary, and
200 supplementary.

In the second part, about 320 languages from all over the world are
concisely but precisely dealt with (including 72 dead languages).
In a twin volume (A Handbook of Pronunciation) the phonetic method is fully
applied, by thoroughly dealing with the pronunciation of 12 languages:
English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic,
Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, and Esperanto.


Contents:

Foreword

1. Prelude
Transcriptions
The contents of the Handbook
Observations on terminology

2. Doing phonetics
Guide to the figures
Guide to different types of transcriptions
Transcribing by hands

3. Pronunciation and phonetics
The phonentic method

4. The phono-articulatory apparatus
The vocal folds
Resonators (5 phono-articulatory cavities)
The lips

5. The classification of sounds

6. A gradual approach
Vowels
Voicing
Consonants
Places of articulation
Manners of articulation
Prosodic elements
Stress
Sentence stress
Tones
Intonation

7. The official IPA and other notations
Official IPA
Consonants
Vowels
Prosodic indications and diacritics
How come the IPA is not used by everyone?
Quick comparison between offIPA and canIPA
The official revision of the IPA (1989-96): a missed reform
Official diacritics
Segmental diacritics
Suprasegmental diacritics
Official tones and word accents
About non-IPA alphabets
Comparison with the main non-IPA symbols used in Romanistic studies
From a couple of IPA to many different non-IPA's
The phonetic alphabet of the Italian Linguistic Atlas: Another example not
to follow!
Observations on the (non) respect of symbols
Hypostatization and "IPAstatization"

8. Vowels & vocoids
Other, less useful classifications
More about vocoids
canIPA vocoids
Articulatory practice
Diphthongs: one phoneme or two?
Vocoids of canIPA and correspondence with offIPA

9. Consonants & contoids (1)
Nasals
Stops
Constrictives
Stop-strictives
Approximants
Trills
Laterals
Memorization
Articulatory practice

10. Consonants & contoids (2)
canIPA contoids (displayed according to articulation manners)
Nasals
Stops
Stop-strictives
Constrictives
Approximants
Trills
Laterals
Table of the main canIPA contoids
Comparisons between similar contoids

11. Phonic peculiarities
(more details our webshop: www.lincom.at)

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Written In: English (ENG )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=13553


Message 2: A Handbook of Pronunciation: Canepari

Date: 22-Feb-2005
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: A Handbook of Pronunciation: Canepari


Title: A Handbook of Pronunciation
Subtitle: LINCOM Textbooks in Linguistics 11
Published: 2005
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom-europa.com

Author: Luciano Canepari, University of Venice
Hardback: ISBN: 3895864811 Pages: 436 Price: Europe EURO 124
Abstract:

The pronunciation and intonation of 12 languages are described in this
book: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian,
Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, and Esperanto. They are dealt with (in
such a precise manner as never seen before) by applying natural phonetics
(i.e. articulatory, auditory, and functional) thoroughly dealt with in the
twin volume, A Handbook of Phonetics.

Many figures clearly show the peculiarities of vowels, consonants,
intonation, and tones, whereas very accurate and faithful transcriptions
help to "see the sounds" of several languages. There are about 350 phones
in this book, treated with the rigor and effectiveness of the phonetic method.

Neutral (or "standard") pronunciations are described, including the
American variants of English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Each chapter
comprises: Generalities, Vowels, Consonants, Structures, and Text.
In addition, about thirty native accents (with variants) are dealt with,
including American and British "mediatic" English (used in radio and
television broadcastings; the British variant is often called "Estuary
English"), besides "international", Canadian, Australian (with its
well-known 4 variants), New-Zealand, traditional-British and Cockney English.

For French, we also have "international", "mediatic" Parisian, banlieu
Parisian, Marseilles and Canadian French. For German, besides neutral
pronunciation, the variants of the former West Germany, Austria,
Switzerland, and South Tyrol are also given. For Italian, the traditional
pronunciation is added and a couple of "mediatic" variants (from Milan and
Rome) as well. Also for Russian and Chinese, some variants are given, which
are useful for descriptive and teaching purposes.

The author was trained in the British phonetic tradition and teaches
Phonetics and phonology at the University of Venice, Italy.


Contents:

Foreword

1. Prelude
A synthesis of Phonetics and Tonetics
Transcriptions
The contents of the Handbook
Observations on phonetic terminology
Guide to the figures
Guide to different types of transcriptions
Transcribing by hand
Generic symbols (for phonetic categories)
The official IPA chart

2. Italian

3. English (American & British)

4. French

5. German

6. Spanish (Iberian & American)

7. Portuguese (Brazilian & Lusitanian)

8. Russian

9. Arabic

10. Hindi

11. Chinese (Mandarin)

12. Japanese

13. Esperanto

Utilizable bibliography
Index
Language index

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (CHN)
                            English (ENG)
                            Esperanto (ESP)
                            French (FRN)
                            German, Standard (GER)
                            Hindi (HND)
                            Italian (ITN)
                            Japanese (JPN)
                            Portuguese (POR)
                            Russian (RUS)
                            Spanish (SPN)

Written In: English (ENG )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=13554


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