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LINGUIST List 21.3250

Thu Aug 12 2010

Books: Phonetics: Popperwell

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Pronunciation of Norwegian: Popperwell

Message 1: Pronunciation of Norwegian: Popperwell
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Pronunciation of Norwegian: Popperwell
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Title: Pronunciation of Norwegian
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521157421

Author: R.G. Popperwell
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521059732 Pages: 241 Price: U.K. £ 32.50 Comment: published in 1982; no longer available
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521157421 Pages: 241 Price: U.K. £ 14.99
Abstract:

New Edition

In this volume, first published in 1963, Cambridge lecturer R. G. Popperwell
provides a fascinating and highly accessible guide to the correct
pronunciation of Norwegian. In a text rich with examples and useful
explanations, Popperwell introduces the reader to the intricacies of the
Norwegian spoken in both Oslo specifically, and eastern Norway in general.
Following an introductory chapter which looks at the organs of speech and
their constitution, Popperwell talks the reader through the pronunciation of
Norwegian vowels and diphthongs before furnishing them with the knowledge
required to turn an understanding of written Norwegian into a successful
cognition of the way the language is spoken. Popperwell writes on the
syllabic qualities of the language, the stresses most regularly used and the
rhythmic qualities of spoken Norwegian. This book is both thorough and
engaging, and will be of great use to any student of the Norwegian language.

Contents

List of figures;
Acknowledgements;
Introduction;
List of phonetic symbols;
Part I:
1. Introductory;
2. Norwegian vowel sounds;
3. Norwegian diphthongs;
4. Norwegian consonants;
Part II:
5. Rules for the pronunciation of written Norwegian;
Part III:
6. Syllables;
7. Length;
8. Stress;
9. Rhythm;
10. Word tones;
11. Sentence intonation;
Appendix;
Bibliography;
Word-index.


Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Subject Language(s): Norwegian, Bokmål (nob)

Written In: English (eng )

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