Date: 22-Jun-2011 From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com> Subject: Systems for the Phonetic Transcription of English: Theory and Texts: Monroy-Casas E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Systems for the Phonetic Transcription of English: Theory and Texts
Series Title: Linguistic Insights - Volume 106
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
Author: Rafael Monroy-Casas
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034300599 Pages: 280 Price: U.S. $ 75.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034300599 Pages: 280 Price: U.K. £ 44.10
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This book covers in a systematic way the main systems of phonetic transcription currently used for English. Unlike other texts in the market, which focus on just one type of transcriptional model, the book provides theoretical information and full practice for all systems.
The material is divided into seven sections headed by a lengthy introduction to the history and development of the International Phonetic Alphabet. A set of eighteen samples from real contemporary colloquial English (British English), graded in terms of difficulty, follows. The accent chosen is the one known as RP or BBC English, with some minor concession to other regional varieties which do not stray dramatically from RP. Different models of representation are used under three main transcription systems: qualitative, quantitative and mixed. By using an identical set of texts in ordinary spelling for each system, the reader can constantly check different ways of transcribing a word or an utterance depending on the model used.
Contents: Phonetic transcription: History, definition and uses - The International Phonetic Alphabet - Systems of phonetic transcription: their typology - Transcription practice - Corpus of oral texts (18 excerpts, ordinary spelling) - Transcription models.
Rafael Monroy-Casas obtained his first degree in English and French Philology (Valencia University, 1971). In 1973, sponsored by a UNESCO grant, he moved to the Department of Linguistics at Reading University (UK), where he spent three years and took an MA in Linguistics. In 1978 he was appointed to a Lectureship in English Language and Literature in Murcia, setting up the Department of English Studies. In 1982, he was appointed Professor of English Philology. He is currently teaching at Murcia University.
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