He received his Ph. His major research interests included experimental phonetics and describing the sounds of the world's languages; his ground-breaking fieldwork took him to Europe, Africa, India, Australia, China, and elsewhere to record many languages. He was a member of many professional organizations and president of a few, including the International Phonetic Association and the Linguistic Society of America He wrote extensively and was awarded many professional honors. Keith Johnson is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. His primary research field focuses on the processes of speech perception as they relate to phonetic and phonological theory.
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Retaining Ladefoged's student-friendly writing style, the Sixth Edition introduces concepts of speech production, describes speech in acoustic terms, and teaches practical phonetic skills including IPA transcription. Expanded sections on acoustic phonetics and speech motor control bring instructors up to date and help students use tools for digital inspection and manipulation of speech.
Numerous updates include MRI images of vocal tracts. The included CD-ROM contains over 4, audio files of nearly languages, as well as maps keyed to sounds of languages where they are spoken. The CD also contains material for every chapter, such as recordings of the tables, many examples, and the exercises. He received his Ph. His major research interests included experimental phonetics and describing the sounds of the world's languages; his ground-breaking fieldwork took him to Europe, Africa, India, Australia, China, and elsewhere to record many languages.
He was a member of many professional organizations and president of a few, including the International Phonetic Association — and the Linguistic Society of America He wrote extensively and was awarded many professional honors.
Keith Johnson is a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. His primary research field focuses on the processes of speech perception as they relate to phonetic and phonological theory.
Johnson's research and teaching on acoustic phonetics and psycholinguistics is widely recognized. Articulation and Acoustics. Speech Production. Sound Waves. Places of Articulatory Gestures.
The Oro-Nasal Process. Manners of Articulation. The Waveforms of Consonants. The Articulation of Vowel Sounds. The Sounds of Vowels. Phonology and Phonetic Transcription.
The Transcription of Consonants. The Transcription of Vowels. Consonant and Vowel Charts. Performance Exercises. The Consonants of English.
Stop Consonants. Overlapping Gestures. Rules for English Consonant Allophones. English Vowels. Transcription and Phonetic Dictionaries. Vowel Quality. The Auditory Vowel Space. American and British Vowels. Rhotic Vowels. Unstressed Syllables.
Tense and Lax Vowels. Rules for English Vowel Allophones. English Words and Sentences. Words in Connected Speech. Degrees of Stress. Sentence Rhythm. Target Tones.
Airstream Mechanisms and Phonation Types. Airstream Mechanisms. States of the Glottis. Voice Onset Time. Summary of Actions of the Glottis. Consonantal Gestures. Articulatory Targets. Types of Articulatory Gestures. Summary of Manners of Articulation. Acoustic Phonetics. Tube Models. Perturbation Theory. Acoustic Analysis. Acoustics of Consonants. Interpreting Spectrograms. Individual Differences.
Vowels and Vowel-like Articulations. Cardinal Vowels. Secondary Cardinal Vowels. Vowels in Other Accents of English. Vowels in Other Languages. Advanced Tongue Root. Rhotacized Vowels. Summary of Vowel Quality. Secondary Articulatory Gestures. Syllables and Suprasegmental Features. Intonation and Tone. Stress, Tone, and Pitch Accent Languages. Linguistic Phonetics. Phonetics of the Community and of the Individual. The International Phonetic Alphabet. Feature Hierarchy. A Problem with Linguistic Explanations.
Controlling Articulatory Movements. Memory for Speech. The Balance between Phonetic Forces. All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title. Please see Main title page for new to this edition information. This valuable and rich online resource offers web quizzes, key concepts, web links, key-term flashcards, chapter outlines, and audio files for topics including morphology, phonetics, syntax, language acquisition, writing systems, and sociolinguistics, among others.
Retaining the trademark writing style and approach of previous editions, the Sixth Edition begins with technical terms required for describing speech and transcription symbols before moving on to the phonetics of English and other languages. An up-to-date bonus CD-ROM contains more than 4, audio files--recordings of Englishes and non-English languages, maps keyed to sounds, audio versions of tables, and exercises in the text.
Features The CD included with and keyed to the text has over 4, recordings of Englishes and other languages, maps of language areas, exercises and tables in the text, and so on. Demonstrations of the phonetic performance exercises are provided, and most exercises can be downloaded and printed.
Also includes recordings of British and American English for transcription exercises; speech samples for Southern U. Extras on the CD include map indexes and recordings of the IPA chart sounds and many other languages. This text offers a broad overview of phonetics for students with no prior knowledge.
Students will appreciate the clear introduction to main concepts of articulatory phonetics, which analyzes speech as a sequence of gestures of tongue, lips, and other vocal organs in combination with airflow. Reviews "I haven't seen any texts that compare with Ladefoged's. New to this edition Keith Johnson, a leading phonetician, has revised the material on acoustic phonetics to incorporate developments in technology and research and offer students more opportunities to apply new knowledge.
Acoustic analysis is introduced in early chapters with spectrograms of English and non-English speech sounds so that students can use their high levels of computer literacy to perform analysis from the start. Images of MRIs and X-ray data have been added, providing students with more visual images of the articulatory organs tongue, velum, etc. The Sixth Edition features an extensively revised final chapter on linguistic phonetics to help students understand the relationship between phonetics and phonology, the principles of the IPA, and phonetics of the community vs.
The accompanying CD-ROM is updated to include new chapter exercises to coincide with those in the book, new sound files, and a more streamlined navigation and appearance. All of the sound files have also been converted to a more widely used format. Supplements All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
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