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Title: Understanding Phonetics
Written By: Patricia Ashby
Series Title: Understanding Language Series
Description:

Publishing in November 2009, this titles assumes little or no background knowledge.

Using original examples and exercises, Understanding Phonetics will provide an introduction to the basics and present a comprehensive survey of phonetic theory.

Using examples from a wide range of languages, the book will be accompanied by audio matieral on http://www.hodderplus.com/linguistics in order to provide students with ear training and authentic listening material.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Phonetics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340928271
ISBN-13: 9780340928271
Pages: 292
Prices: U.K. £ 21.99