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Phonetic Symbol Guide

Phonetic Symbol Guide is a comprehensive and authoritative encyclopedia of phonetic alphabet symbols, providing a complete survey of the hundreds of characters used by linguists and speech scientists to record the sounds of the world’s languages.

This fully revised second edition incorporates the major revisions to the International Phonetic Alphabet made in 1989 and 1993. Also covered are the American tradition of transcription stemming from the anthropological school of Franz Boas; the Bloch/Smith/Trager style of transcription; the symbols used by dialectologists of the English language; usages of specialists such as Slavicists, Indologists, Sinologists, and Africanists; and the transcription proposals found in all major textbooks of phonetics.

With sixty-one new entries, an expanded glossary of phonetic terms, added symbol charts, and a full index, this book will be an indispensable reference guide for students and professionals in linguistics, phonetics, anthropology, philology, modern language study, and speech science.

358 pages | 375 line drawings | 5-1/4 x 8 | © 1986, 1996

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics

Reference and Bibliography

Table of Contents

Table of Entries
Character Entries
Diacritic Entries
Symbol Charts
The Cardinal Vowels 1-8
The Cardinal Vowels 9-16
IPA Symbols for Unrounded Vowels
IPA Symbols for Rounded Vowels
Bloch and Trager’s Vowel Symbols
American Usage Vowel Symbols
The Chomsky/Halle Vowel System
American Usage Consonant Symbols
IPA Consonant Symbols
IPA Suprasegmental Symbols
IPA Diacritics
Language Index
Subject Index
Symbol Name Index

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