LINGUIST List 26.3108

Wed Jul 01 2015

Books: Chinese Pronunciation & Accents: Canepari, Cerini

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 30-Jun-2015
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Chinese Pronunciation & Accents: Canepari, Cerini
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Title: Chinese Pronunciation & Accents
Subtitle: Geo-Social Applications of the Natural Phonetics & Tonetics Method
Series Title: LINCOM studies in Phonetics 14

Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
http://www.lincom-shop.eu


Book URL: http://bit.ly/1dyTaMy


Author: Luciano Canepari
Author: Marco Cerini

Hardback: ISBN: 9783862886364 Pages: 242 Price: Europe EURO 148.80


Abstract:

This book applies the principles of Natural Phonetics & Tonetics to describe the pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese, including tones and intonation, in a precise way never found in earlier treatises (even those by native phoneticians). It includes an introduction to the Natural Phonotonetics Method, which can be used for any other language, as well (without the sadly known limitations of official IPA). The vowels, consonants, structures, tonemes, and intonation of Chinese are fully described and transcribed, with examples of words, sentences, and conversations, in addition to the intonationally integrated IPA sample passage ‘The North Wind and the Sun’. Many illustrations clearly show the articulation of vowels, diphthongs, including words in -r (érhuà), and tonograms for the tones and intonation.

In addition to the neutral pronunciation of Chinese, also the mediatic/Pekingese pronunciation is fully described, with all its differences and peculiarities.

Also included are two kinds of Taiwan Mandarin pronunciation, ten Chinese regional accents, three different dialects/languages, three diachronic stages. A mini-phono-dictionary contains more than 400 words, mainly proper names.

Luciano Canepari, Natural Phonetics & Tonetics, University of Venice, Italy, originally trained in the British phonetic tradition, developed the Natural Phonotonetics Method. Marco Cerini, PhD in Natural Phonetics & Tonetics applied to Mandarin Chinese, University of Venice, Italy.
For Lincom, LC published (among others): A Handbook of Pronunciation; Natural Phonetics & Tonetics; English Pronunciation & Accents; German Pronunciation & Accents; Dutch & Afrikaans Pronunciation & Accents (with M. Cerini). They are presently working on Japanese Pronunciation & Accents.



Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)


Written In: English (eng)

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