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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 Sound Structure of English
Subtitle: An Introduction
Written By: Chris McCully
Description:

The Sound Structure of English provides a clear introduction to English
phonetics and phonology. Tailored to suit the needs of individual, one-term
course modules, it assumes no prior knowledge of the subject, and presents
the basic facts in a straightforward manner, making it the ideal text for
beginners. Students are guided step-by-step through the main concepts and
techniques of phonetic and phonological analysis, aided by concise chapter
summaries, suggestions for further reading, and a comprehensive glossary of
all the terms introduced. Each chapter is accompanied by an engaging set of
exercises and discussion questions, encouraging students to consolidate and
develop their learning, and providing essential self-study material. The
book is accompanied by a companion website, featuring solutions to the
exercises and useful additional resources. Providing the essential
knowledge and skills for those embarking on the study of English sounds, it
is set to become the leading introduction to the field.

Cambridge Introductions to the English Language

2009/242 pp.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
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