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by P. Ladefoged
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History & Criticism
  • Author:
    P. Ladefoged
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    Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (July 16, 2009)
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    112 pages
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Cambridge: Cambridge University.

Cambridge: Cambridge University.

Supplementing Dr Ladefoged's analyses are a number of helpful diagrams and illustrations as well as two appendices and a bibliography.

African Studies, Vol. 29, Issue. A word-list of Central Kambari. Wilson, W. A. & Bendor-Samuel, J. T. (1965). The phonology of the nominal in Dagbani. Preprint from Bulletin of the Institute of African Studies (University of Ghana, Legon) 1. 1–46. Recommend this journal.

Published 1968 by Cambridge . There's no description for this book yet.

2nd ed. by Peter Ladefoged. Published 1968 by Cambridge . in Cambridge, London. Bibliography: p. 67-70. 496. Library of Congress. xviii, 74 p. Number of pages.

As well as looking at traditional articulatory description, the book introduces acoustic and other instrumental techniques for analysing speech, and covers topics such as speech and writing, the nature of transcription, hearing and speech perception, linguistic universals, and the basic concepts of phonology.

When it was first published in 1968, this monograph was among the most important contributions to the area of phonetic research in Africa since the publication of Westermann and Ward's Practical Phonetics for Students of African Languages in 1933. Drawing from a sample of sixty-one West African languages, Dr Ladefoged offers a description of the phonetic elements that cause differences in lexical and grammatical meaning. In particular, he focuses on unusual sounds, highlighting their linguistic function and providing a detailed account of their application in the languages concerned. Supplementing Dr Ladefoged's analyses are a number of helpful diagrams and illustrations as well as two appendices and a bibliography.