This comprehensive textbook offers a basic introduction to phonetics in an applied systematic presentation that equips the communication disorders student to deal with the wide range of speech types that will be encountered in a clinic. While the major discussion is articulatory, speech acoustics are also examined. Illustrations of sample spectrograms appear in tandem with the more traditional articulatory drawings. Two CDs of sound examples accompany the textbook. This comprehensive textbook offers a basic introduction to phonetics in an applied systematic presentation that equips the communication disorders student to deal with the wide range of speech types that will be encountered in a clinic. While the major discussion is articulatory, speech acoustics
Table of Contents
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Part I: General Phonetics. Phonetic Description. The Organs of Speech. Initiation of an Airstream. Phonation and Voice Quality. The Description of Vowels. Articulation: Consonant Manner Types. Articulation: Consonant Place Types. More on Consonants. Suprasegmental Phonetics. Part II: English Phonetics. Phonetic and Phonological Description. Monophthongs of English. English Central Vowels and Diphthongs. English Plosives and Affricates. English Fricatives. English Sonorant Consonants. Words and Connected Speech. Intonation of English. Varieties of English. Part III: Disordered Speech. Phonological and Phonetic Disorders. Transcribing Atypical and Disordered Speech. Appendices.
Martin J. Ball, Nicole Muller
"Phonetics for Communication Disorders is a tour de force. Drawing on their combined breath-taking expertise in the area, Professors Ball and Müller provide an account that solidly integrates the latest knowledge on the phonetics of disordered speech with clinically applied techniques for analysis. The text will initiate new students into core aspects of speech production and variation, but it is far from merely an introductory work. Phonetics for Communication Disorders is set to become one of those rare books which students of speech will retain, consult, and wholeheartedly trust throughout their subsequent professional careers."
Queen's University of Belfast, Ireland
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