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1st Edition

Manual de fonética y fonología españolas

ISBN 9781138684010
Published October 6, 2017 by Routledge
536 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

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

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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.