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Title: Phonetic Study of West African Languages
Description:

Note: This is the re-issue of a previously published book.

When it was first published in 1968, this monograph was among the most
important contributions to the area of phonetic research in Africa since
the publication of Westermann and Ward's Practical Phonetics for Students
of African Languages in 1933. Drawing from a sample of sixty-one West
African languages, Dr Ladefoged offers a description of the phonetic
elements that cause differences in lexical and grammatical meaning. In
particular, he focuses on unusual sounds, highlighting their linguistic
function and providing a detailed account of their application in the
languages concerned. Supplementing Dr Ladefoged's analyses are a number of
helpful diagrams and illustrations as well as two appendices and a
bibliography.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Anthropological Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521116236
ISBN-13: 9780521116237
Prices: U.K. £ 14.99
U.S. $ 26.99