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ERIC Number: ED456658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 431
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-57473-018-5
The Sounds of Spanish: Analysis and Application (with Special Reference to American English).
Hammond, Robert M.
This book is intended to be an introduction to the sound system of the Spanish language. The book is descriptive in nature and presents a true picture of the language as it is spoken by native speakers from a wide variety of dialect zones. The book is divided into five parts and 25 chapters. Part one, Phonetics and Phonology," includes the following seven chapters: "The Study of Sounds and Systems"; "Phonetic Transcription"; "Speech Pronunciation and Acoustic Phonetics"; "Articulatory Phonetics: Vowels"; "Articulatory Phonetics: Consonants"; "The Five Families of Sounds"; and "The Phoneme." Part two, "Spanish Vocoids and Syllables," includes the following four chapters: "The Spanish Vowels"; The Spanish Glides /y/ and /w/"; "The Spanish Syllable"; and "Diphthongs, Syllabification, and Resyllabification." Part three, "Spanish Obstruents," includes the following five chapters: "The Voiceless Stops /p, t, k/ and the Affricate /c/"; "The Voiced Stops /b, d, g/"; "The Voiceless Fricative Phonemes /f/ and /s/"; "The Voiceless Fricatives /h/, /x/,/X/ and /theta/"; and "The Voiced Fricatives /y/ and /w/." Part four, "Spanish Sonorant Consonants," includes three chapters: "The Nasals /m/, /n/, and..."; "The Non-Lateral Liquids /r/ and /r/"; and "The Lateral Liquids...and (/". Part five, "Other Topics in Spanish Pronunciation", includes: "Spanish Word Stress"; "Spanish Intonation"; "Spanish Vowel Combinations"; "Spanish Language and History and Emerging Dialects"; "The Spanish of the Iberian Peninsula and the Canary Islands"; and "The Spanish Language in the New World." Four appendices and a glossary are appended. (Contains 473 references.) (KFT)
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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