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LINGUIST List 20.2547

Sun Jul 19 2009

Books: Anthropological Linguistics/Phonology: Ladefoged

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Phonetic Study of West African Languages: Ladefoged

Message 1: Phonetic Study of West African Languages: Ladefoged
Date: 16-Jul-2009
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Phonetic Study of West African Languages: Ladefoged
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Title: Phonetic Study of West African Languages
Published: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: P. Ladefoged
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521116237 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 14.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521116237 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 26.99
Abstract:

Note: This is the re-issue of a previously published book.

When it was first published in 1968, this monograph was among the most
important contributions to the area of phonetic research in Africa since
the publication of Westermann and Ward's Practical Phonetics for Students
of African Languages in 1933. Drawing from a sample of sixty-one West
African languages, Dr Ladefoged offers a description of the phonetic
elements that cause differences in lexical and grammatical meaning. In
particular, he focuses on unusual sounds, highlighting their linguistic
function and providing a detailed account of their application in the
languages concerned. Supplementing Dr Ladefoged's analyses are a number of
helpful diagrams and illustrations as well as two appendices and a
bibliography.

Foreword
Joseph H. Greenberg;

Introduction;
1. Consonant contrasts;
2. Airstream mechanisms and double articulations;
3. Phonation types;
4. Stops and affricates;
5. Nasals and nasalization;
6. Fricatives and approximants;
7. Laterals and forms of r;
8. Secondary articulations and clusters;
9. Vowels;
10. Tone and intonation;
Appendices;
Bibliography;
Index.


Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Phonology

Written In: English (eng )

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