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Journal Title: Journal of the International Phonetic Association
Volume/Issue:   35/2
Date: 2005
Table of Contents: The sound pattern of Standard Italian, as compared with the varieties spoken in Florence, Milan and Rome
by Pier Marco Bertinetto, Michele Loporcaro
pp 131-151

Phonetic variation in Italian consonant gemination
by Elinor M. Payne
pp 153-181

Formant frequencies of RP monophthongs in four age groups of speakers
by Sarah Hawkins, Jonathan Midgley
pp 183-199

Voiceless implosives in Seereer-Siin
by Fiona McLaughlin
pp 201-214

A. C. Gimson, JIPA and the m.f.
by Jack Windsor Lewis
pp 215-220

The Braille International Phonetic Alphabet and other options: the blind student in the phonetics classroom
by Sheri Wells-Jensen
pp 221-230

Practical Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students (Routledge English Language Introductions).
reviewed by Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
pp 231-235

Teaching Pronunciation: A Guide for Teachers of English as a Second Language and Learn to Speak Clearly in English.
reviewed by Jane E. Setter
pp 235-239

Belgian Standard Dutch
by Jo W. Verhoeven
pp 243-247

Central Arrernte
by Gavan Breen, Veronica Dobson
pp 249-254

by Anastasia K. Riehl, Dorothy Jauncey
pp 255-259

International Phonetic Association News
by Fiona McLaughlin
pp 261-262

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Arrernte, Eastern
LL Issue: 16.3552