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Books: Phonetics: Popperwell

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Pronunciation of Norwegian: Popperwell

Message 1: Pronunciation of Norwegian: Popperwell
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <>
Subject: Pronunciation of Norwegian: Popperwell
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Title: Pronunciation of Norwegian Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: R.G. Popperwell Hardback: ISBN: 9780521059732 Pages: 241 Price: U.K. £ 32.50 Comment: published in 1982; no longer available
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521157421 Pages: 241 Price: U.K. £ 14.99

New Edition

In this volume, first published in 1963, Cambridge lecturer R. G. Popperwellprovides a fascinating and highly accessible guide to the correctpronunciation of Norwegian. In a text rich with examples and usefulexplanations, Popperwell introduces the reader to the intricacies of theNorwegian spoken in both Oslo specifically, and eastern Norway in general.Following an introductory chapter which looks at the organs of speech andtheir constitution, Popperwell talks the reader through the pronunciation ofNorwegian vowels and diphthongs before furnishing them with the knowledgerequired to turn an understanding of written Norwegian into a successfulcognition of the way the language is spoken. Popperwell writes on thesyllabic qualities of the language, the stresses most regularly used and therhythmic qualities of spoken Norwegian. This book is both thorough andengaging, and will be of great use to any student of the Norwegian language.


List of figures;Acknowledgements;Introduction;List of phonetic symbols;Part I:1. Introductory;2. Norwegian vowel sounds;3. Norwegian diphthongs;4. Norwegian consonants;Part II:5. Rules for the pronunciation of written Norwegian;Part III:6. Syllables;7. Length;8. Stress;9. Rhythm;10. Word tones;11. Sentence intonation;Appendix;Bibliography;Word-index.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Norwegian, Bokmål (nob)
Written In: English (eng )

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