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Title: Guide to the Phonetic Symbols of Spanish
Written By: Timothy L Face
URL: http://www.cascadilla.com/gpss.html
Description:

Guide to the Phonetic Symbols of Spanish presents the many phonetic symbols
and symbol systems that linguists have used for the sounds of Spanish. More
than 450 clear entries for symbols and diacritics describe their meanings
in the RFE, IPA, and American systems, as well as less common and
unconventional uses. The book includes an overview of the Spanish sound
system and a helpful glossary of phonetic terms. Guide to the Phonetic
Symbols of Spanish will prove invaluable for scholars and students of
Spanish phonetics and phonology, and a necessary resource for linguists who
encounter the abundance of phonetic symbols used for Spanish.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cascadilla Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1574731262
ISBN-13: 9781574731262
Pages: 168
Prices: U.S. $ 64.95

 
 
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ISBN: 1574730266
ISBN-13: 9781574730265
Pages: 168
Prices: U.S. $ 24.95