The Sounds of Spanish with Audio CD
Cambridge University Press, 13 oct. 2005 - 316 páginas
This accessible textbook provides a clear introduction to the sounds of Spanish, designed specifically for English-speaking students of the language. Assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, it explains from scratch the fundamentals of phonetics (the study of sounds) and phonology (the study of sound systems) and describes in detail the phonetic and phonological characteristics of Spanish as it is spoken in both Spain and Latin America. Topics covered include consonants, vowels, acoustics, stress, syllables, intonation, and aspects of variation within Spanish. Clear comparisons are made between the sounds of Spanish and those of English, and students are encouraged to put theory into practice with over fifty graded exercises. Setting a solid foundation in the description and analysis of Spanish sounds, The Sounds of Spanish will help students improve their pronunciation of the language, and will also be useful to those studying the linguistic structure of Spanish for the first time. All the sounds described in this book are demonstrated on The Sounds of Spanish Audio CD included with this book.
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Variation in Spanish pronunciation
Consonants and vowels
Acoustic characterization of the main classes of Spanish speech
Main phonological processes
Fricatives and affricates
accent mark affricate allophones alternation alveolar Andalusia apico-alveolar archiphoneme areas Argentinian aspiration assimilation Asturian b d g Basque bilabial Caribbean Castilian Spanish Catalan central coda constriction context contour contrast deletion dental devoicing diphthong duration English epenthesis examples exceptional hiatus feature final forms fricative glide high vowels instance intervocalic intonational labial language Latin American Spanish lexical lexically stressed linguistic Mariana metaphony Mexico mid vowels miraba morphophonological nasal neutralization nuclear accent numero occlusion of/s onset orthographic p t k palatal paroxytonic phoneme phonological pitch accents place of articulation plosives plural position preconsonantal prepalatal produced pronounced pronunciation proparoxytonic Quilis realized region rhotics rule s/he segment sequences sonority sound Spain Spanish dialects speakers Spectrogram speech spelling standard stress pattern stressed syllable stressed vowel subjunct suffix syllabification syllable-final Table trill unstressed variation varieties velar verbs vocal folds vocoids voiced voiceless plosives Waveform weakening whereas word-final word-initial word-internal words ending