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Manual de fonética y fonología españolas

1st Edition

By J. Halvor Clegg, Willis C. Fails


504 pages

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Written entirely in Spanish, Manual de fonética y fonología españolas has a comprehensive scope that touches on all aspects of phonetics and phonology—including acoustic and auditory phonetics, phonotactics, and suprasegmentals, which most often remain untreated.

The book provides students with a detailed and accurate yet accessible introduction to Spanish phonetics and phonology. It includes introductory chapters which place these disciplines within the general field of linguistics and which emphasize the role of sounds and their representation in human communication.

Key features:

  • Written by trained phoneticians and informed by the current science of phonetics.
  • No prior knowledge of linguistics assumed, as a foundation is laid throughout for all linguistic terms and concepts.
  • Each chapter contains a summary, a list of concepts and terminology, review questions, and pedagogically relevant pronunciation exercises keyed to the specific hints and suggestions provided in the chapters.
  • Chapters dealing with the physical production of sounds contain sections with “Pedagogical Hints,” “Practical Suggestions,” and “Pronunciation Exercises” to link theory to the practical aspects of improving pronunciation.
  • A wealth of graphic material to illustrate each concept clearly.
  • Models of how to pronounce the sounds, sentences and exercises presented in the text, are available online at

Manual de fonética y fonología españolas is a comprehensive introduction designed to be clear and accessible to advanced students of Spanish to help them understand how to improve their pronunciation. It will serve as an excellent book for graduate students as well as a valuable resource for teachers, linguists and language professionals.

Table of Contents

Capitulo 1: La comunicacion humana Capitulo 2: La linguistica Capitulo 3: La fonetica y la fonologia Capitulo 4: Sistemas de escritura Capitulo 5: La fonetica articulatoria Capitulo 6: La fonetica acustica Capitulo 7: La fonetica auditiva Capitulo 8: La relacion entre fonemas: la oposicion y la neutralizacion Capitulo 9: La relacion entre fonemas y alofonos: la distribucion Capitulo 10: El posicionamiento y la secuencia de fonemas: la fonotactica Capitulo 11: Los fonemas vocalicos Capitulo 12: Secuencias vocalicas Capitulo 13: Los fonemas oclusivos Capitulo 14: Los fonemas fricativos y el fonema africado Capitulo 15: Los fonemas nasales Capitulo 16: Los fonemas laterales y vibrantes Capitulo 17: Secuencias consonanticas Capitulo 18: La silaba y el silabeo Capitulo 19: El acento Capitulo 20: La duracion, el ritmo y el enfasis Capitulo 21: La entonacion

About the Authors

J. Halvor Clegg is Associate Professor emeritus of Spanish Linguistics at Brigham Young University.

Willis C. Fails is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics at Brigham Young University.

About the Series

Routledge Introductions to Spanish Language and Linguistics

Routledge Introductions to Spanish Language and Linguistics provides state-of-the-art, user-friendly books covering the core areas of Spanish linguistics. Designed for use in advanced undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses, each volume provides a comprehensive overview of the topic informed by current research and also includes activities and exercises for students. Each text is authored by leading scholars in the field and aims both to survey established areas and present the latest thinking on emerging topics. Titles in the series are intended for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers and university lecturers. Please contact the Series Editor for details in preparing a proposal.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology