Author: Mike Davenport
Author: S. J. Hannahs
Paperback: ISBN: 9781444109887 Pages: 604 Price: U.S. $ 35.00
Please Note: This is a new version of a previously announced text.
This edition begins with an examination of the foundations of articulatory and acoustic phonetics, moves on to the basic principles of phonology, and ends with an outline of some further issues within contemporary phonology. Varieties of English, particularly Received Pronunciation and General American, form the focus of consideration, but aspects of the phonetics and phonology of other languages are discussed as well.
This new edition includes more discussion of Optimality Theory and a new glossary of terms. It has been updated throughout to take account of the latest developments in phonological theory, but without sacrificing the book's ease of use for beginners.