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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: The Sounds of Spanish
Written By: José Ignacio Hualde

This accessible textbook provides a clear introduction to the sounds of
Spanish, designed specifically for English-speaking students of the
language. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, it explains from
scratch the fundamentals of phonetics (the study of sounds) and phonology
(the study of sound systems) and describes in detail the phonetic and
phonological characteristics of Spanish as it is spoken in both Spain and
Latin America. Topics covered include consonants, vowels, acoustics,
stress, syllables, intonation, and aspects of variation within Spanish.
Clear comparisons are made between the sounds of Spanish and those of
English, and students are encouraged to put theory into practice with over
fifty graded exercises. Setting a solid foundation in the description and
analysis of Spanish sounds, The Sounds of Spanish will help students
improve their pronunciation of the language, and will also be useful to
those studying the linguistic structure of Spanish for the first time.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521545382
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 332
Prices: U.S. $ 32.99
U.K. £ 16.99