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This popular and accessible introduction to phonetics has beenfully updated for its third edition, and now includes anaccompanying website with sound files, and expanded coverage oftopics such as speech technology.

  • Describes how languages use a variety of different sounds, manyof them quite unlike any that occur in well-known languages
  • Written by the late Peter Ladefoged, one of the world's leadingphoneticians, with updates by renowned forensic linguist, SandraFerrari Disner
  • Includes numerous revisions to the discussion of speechtechnology and additional updates throughout the book
  • Explores the acoustic, articulatory, and perceptual componentsof speech, demonstrates speech synthesis, and explains how speechrecognition systems work
  • Supported by an accompanying website at www.vowelsandconsonants3e.comfeaturing additional data and recordings of the sounds of a widevariety of languages, to reinforce learning and bring thedescriptions to life

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