Sociophonetics: a student's guide provides a practical 'how-to' manual that will give students a clear understanding of the technical and theoretical advances in acoustic phonetics, speech perception, and recording technology which is essential for sociolinguistic research.
Balancing theory, practical information and research protocol, this book:
* Covers the key methodological, technical and procedural information needed to undertake sociophonetic research
* Includes contributions from key academics and ground-breaking researchers
* Incorporates exercises and projects in each chapter
* Has a companion website (http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415498791/) that provides additional materials for students and professors, featuring exercises, links to on-line sources for specific tools and includes a large selection of audio and video clips.
Sociophonetics is essential reading for graduate students and researchers with interests in sociophonetics, phonology and for those undertaking research projects in applied linguistics.