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English Phonology: An Introduction (Heinz J Giegerich) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1992) 9780521336031
English Phonology: An Introduction (Heinz J Giegerich) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1992) 9780521336031
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Title: English Phonology: An Introduction

Author: Giegerich, Heinz J

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1992

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521336031

Volumes: 1; Pages: 349

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This is an introduction to the phonology of present-day English. It deals principally with three varieties of English: "General American," Southern British "Received Pronunciation" and "Scottish Standard English." It offers a systematic and detailed discussion of the features shared by these major accents, and explains some major differences. Other varieties of English--Australian and New Zealand English, South African English and Hiberno-English--are also discussed briefly. Without focusing on current phonological theory and its evolution, the author demonstrates the importance of "theory," in whatever shape or form, in phonological argumentation. This textbook will be welcomed by all students of English language and linguistics.ContentsPreface1. Speech sounds and their production2. Towards a sound system for English: consonant phonemes3. Some vowel systems of English4. Phonological features, part I: the classification of English vowel phonemes5. Phonological features, part II: the consonant system6. Syllables7. Word stress8. Phonetic representations: the realisations of phonemes9. Phrases, sentences and the phonology of connected speech10. Representations and derivationsReferencesIndexReview"... Giegerich's book combines a wealth of data with extensive discussion (within this narrow framework) and provides enough reference to the counterexamples to phonemic analysis to make most readers want to see what kind of additional insights (and additional problems) can be found in a less restrictive generative analysis of the same facts." John T. Jensen, Canadian Journal of Linguistics
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