A Course in Phonetics
Peter Ladefoged, 1975

Chapter 1. Articulatory Phonetics

The Vocal Organs

Places of Articulation

Manners of Articulation

The Articulation of Vowel Sounds

Suprasegmentals

Exercises

Chapter 2. Phonology and Phonetic Transcription

The Transcription of Consonants

The Transcription of Vowels

Exercises

Consonant and Vowel Charts

Phonology

Features

Exercises

Performance Exercises

Chapter 3. The Consonants of English

Stop Consonants

Coarticulation

Palatography

Fricatives

Affricates

Nasals

Approximates

Exercises

Performance Exercises

Chapter 4. English Vowels and Phonological Rules

The Transcription of English Vowels

Vowel Quality

Unstressed Syllables

Tense and Lax Vowels

Rules for English Allophones

Exercises

Performance Exercises

Chapter 5. English Words and Sentences

Strong and Weak Forms

Intonation

Stress

Degrees of Stress

Sentence Stress

Exercises

Performance Exercises

Chapter 6. Airstream Mechanisms and Phonation Types

Airstream Mechanisms

States of the Glottis

Voice Onset Time

Exercises

Performance Exercises

Chapter 7. Place and Manner of Articulation

Places of Articulation

Manners

Exercises

Performance Exercises

Chapter 8. Acoustic Phonetics

Sound Waves

Pitch and Frequency

Loudness and Intensity

Acoustic Measurements

Spectrographic Analysis

Chapter 9. Vowels and Vowel-Like Articulations

Cardinal Vowels

Secondary Cardinal Vowels

Vowels in Other Languages

Wide and Narrow Vowels

Rhotacized Vowels

Nasalization

Summary of Vowel Quality

Secondary Articulation

Exercises

Chapter 10. Syllables and Suprasegmental Features

Performance Exercises

Syllables

Stress

Length

Pitch

Motor Theory

Exercises

Performance Exercises

Chapter 11. Linguistic Phonetics

Linguistic Processes

Linguistic Specifications and Physical Measurements

The Chomsky-Halle Feature System

Traditional Features

The Classification of English Phonemes

The Phonetic Specification of English

Exercises

Performance Exercises


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