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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: The Sounds of Spanish
Written By: José Ignacio Hualde
URL: http://us.cambridge.org/titles/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521545389
Description:

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
Phonology
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521545382
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 332
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