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Fri Jan 29 2010

Books: Phonetics: Baart

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        1.    Brian Homoleski, A Field Manual of Acoustic Phonetics: Baart

Message 1: A Field Manual of Acoustic Phonetics: Baart
Date: 28-Jan-2010
From: Brian Homoleski <academic_bookssil.org>
Subject: A Field Manual of Acoustic Phonetics: Baart
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Title: A Field Manual of Acoustic Phonetics
Published: 2010
Publisher: SIL International
                http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp

Book URL: http://www.ethnologue.com/show_product.asp?isbn=9781556712326

Author: Joan Baart
Paperback: ISBN: 9781556712326 Pages: 133 Price: U.S. $ 22.00
Abstract:

This book, A Field Manual of Acoustic Phonetics, provides a practical and
easy-to-understand introduction to acoustic speech analysis, primarily
aimed at those involved in linguistic analysis and description in the field
and at those preparing for such fieldwork. It explains commonly used
methods for displaying aspects of a speech wave, such as waveform graphs,
spectra, spectrograms, fundamental frequency graphs (pitch graphs), and
intensity graphs. It illustrates how the results of acoustic analysis can
be interpreted and used to improve the objectivity, accuracy and precision
of phonetic descriptions of speech sounds. The book assumes basic knowledge
of articulatory phonetics. It can be used to teach introductory courses in
acoustic phonetics at the undergraduate level.

"Hey, isn't this interesting; it presents a different slant on the same
material I have covered. I don't think it hurts to have two different ways
of looking at things. Some people will find one more helpful than the
other." - The late Peter Ladefoged

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Written In: English (eng )

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