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Journal Title: Journal of the International Phonetic Association
Volume/Issue:   34/1
Date: Jan 2004
Table of Contents: Some auditory and acoustic observations on the phonetics of [ATR] harmony in a speaker of a dialect of Kalenjin
by John Local, Ken Lodge
pp 1-16

DAVID CRYSTAL, A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (5th edn.). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2003. Pp. 508. ISBN 0 631 22664 8
reviewed by Margarita V. Balamakova
pp 100-101

LINDA SHOCKEY, Sound Patterns of Spoken English. Oxford. Blackwell Publishing, 2003. Pp. xii + 156. ISBN 0 631 23080 7
reviewed by pp 101-104

Ibibio
by Eno-Abasi Essien Urua
pp 105-109

Tamil
by Elinor Keane
pp 111-116

Italian
by Luciana D'arcangeli
pp 117-121

IPA NEWS
by Eno-Abasi Essien Urua
pp 123-123

Temporal markers of prosodic boundaries in children's speech production
by Jana Dankovicov , Bill Wells, Sue Peppé
pp 17-36

Off-line classification of Polish vowel spectra using artificial neural networks
by Wiktor Jassem
pp 37-52

Retroflex fricatives in Slavic languages
by Silke Hamann
pp 53-67

Lheidli intervocalic consonants: phonetic and morphological effects
by Sonya Bird
pp 69-91

JEAN BOASE-BEIER and KEN LODGE, The German Language: A Linguistic Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003. Pp. 254. ISBN 0-631-23138-2 (HB), ISBN 0-631-23139-0 (PB)
reviewed by Adrian P. Simpson
pp 93-95

BART DE BOER, The Origins of Vowel Systems (Studies in the Evolution of Language 1). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. Pp. xii+168. ISBN 0-19-829965-6 (HB)
reviewed by Patricia Jane Donegan
pp 95-100

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
 
LL Issue: 15.1758