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Sociophonetics: An Introduction

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Description for Sociophonetics: An Introduction Paperback. This comprehensive introduction discusses detailed methods of analyzing consonants, vowels, prosody and voice quality. Extensively illustrated, and with a focus on language variation, it provides explanations for conducting acoustic analyses and perception experiments and covers a variety of theoretical approaches. Num Pages: 376 pages, 84 black & white line drawings, 95 black & white halftones, 11 black & white tables. BIC Classification: CFB; CFH. Category: (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 232 x 156 x 22. Weight in Grams: 544.
Sociophonetics – the interface of sociolinguistics and phonetics – is a field that has expanded rapidly in recent years. A subject that requires both methodological and theoretical assessment for study, sociophonetics has never before been presented in a way that ties these fundamental strands together so successfully.

This comprehensive and user friendly introduction seamlessly marries the dual cores of sociophonetics into one accessible text.

In a methodical and structured approach, Sociophonetics: An Introduction:

§ Provides detailed analysis of phonetic variables, discussing consonants, vowels, prosody and voice quality
§ Includes clear and thorough explanations of how ... Read more

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About Erik Thomas
ERIK R. THOMAS is Professor in the Department of English at North Carolina State University, USA. He has conducted research on various sociophonetic topics, including aspects of both production and perception. He is the author of An Acoustic Analysis of Vowel Variation in New World English and (with Walt Wolfram) The Development of Africa American English.

Reviews for Sociophonetics: An Introduction
'Sociophonetics: An Introduction will quickly become the standard text for students analyzing sound variation, as you would expect from someone of Thomas' stature in the field. This clearly written text fills an instructional gap and joins together strands of research in a thorough and organized manner' - Professor Thomas C. Purnell, University of Wisconsin 'Overall, what makes this text stand ... Read more

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