The new edition of Small's Fundamentals of Phonetics offers a refreshingly unique and thorough practice-based approach to learning the skills necessary for expert phonetic transcription of individuals with disordered speech. Emphasis is placed on the issues tied to linguisitic phonetics with an introduction to clinical phonetics, and issues involving dialectal variation of speech. The available audio CD enables readers to listen to examples and absorb additional information. This new edition offers more transcription exercises with examples of children with disordered speech, Arabic Influenced English and Russian Influenced English.
Focusing on teaching the ability to transcribe spoken language for introductory phonetics courses, this textbook discusses the problems of using the Roman alphabet to transcribe English, the anatomical structures used in producing spoken language, and other topics. The CD-ROM contains audio files of examples, oral discussions, and review exercises from the book. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.