Instrumental Studies in Arabic Phonetics

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| University of Leeds
ISBN 9789027248374 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027283221 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
Brought together in this volume are fourteen studies using a range of modern instrumental methods – acoustic and articulatory – to investigate the phonetics of several North African and Middle Eastern varieties of Arabic. Topics covered include syllable structure, quantity, assimilation, guttural and emphatic consonants and their pharyngeal and laryngeal mechanisms, intonation, and language acquisition. In addition to presenting new data and new descriptions and interpretations, a key aim of the volume is to demonstrate the depth of objective analysis that instrumental methods can enable researchers to achieve. A special feature of many chapters is the use of more than one type of instrumentation to give different perspectives on phonetic properties of Arabic speech which have fascinated scholars since medieval times. The volume will be of interest to phoneticians, phonologists and Arabic dialectologists, and provides a link between traditional qualitative accounts of spoken Arabic and modern quantitative methods of instrumental phonetic analysis.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 319]  2011.  xii, 365 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of contributors
Transliteration and transcription symbols for Arabic
Barry Heselwood and Zeki Majeed Hassan
Part I. Issues in syntagmatic structure
Preliminary study of Moroccan Arabic word-initial consonant clusters and syllabification using electromagnetic articulography
Adamantios I. Gafos, Philip Hoole and Chakir Zeroual
An acoustic phonetic study of quantity and quantity complementarity in Swedish and Iraqi Arabic
Zeki Majeed Hassan
Assimilation of /l/ to /r/ in Syrian Arabic: An electropalatographic and acoustic study
Barry Heselwood, Sara Howard and Rawya Ranjous
Part II. Guttural consonants
A study of the laryngeal and pharyngeal consonants in Jordanian Arabic using nasoendoscopy, videofluoroscopy and spectrography
Barry Heselwood and Feda Al-Tamimi
A phonetic study of guttural laryngeals in Palestinian Arabic using laryngoscopic and acoustic analysis
Kimary N. Shahin
Airflow and acoustic modelling of pharyngeal and uvular consonants in Moroccan Arabic
Mohamed Yeou and Shinji Maeda
Part III. Emphasis and coronal consonants
Nasoendoscopic, videofluoroscopic and acoustic study of plain and emphatic coronals in Jordanian Arabic
Feda Al-Tamimi and Barry Heselwood
Acoustic and electromagnetic articulographic study of pharyngealisation: Coarticulatory effects as an index of stylistic and regional variation in Arabic
Mohamed Embarki, Slim Ouni, Mohamed Yeou, M. Christian Guilleminot and Sallal Al-Maqtari
Investigating the emphatic feature in Iraqi Arabic: Acoustic and articulatory evidence of coarticulation
Zeki Majeed Hassan and John H. Esling
Glottalisation and neutralisation in Yemeni Arabic and Mehri: An acoustic study
Janet C.E. Watson and Alex Bellem
The phonetics of localising uvularisation in Ammani-Jordanian Arabic: An acoustic study
Bushra Adnan Zawaydeh and Kenneth de Jong
EMA, endoscopic, ultrasound and acoustic study of two secondary articulations in Moroccan Arabic: Labial-velarisation vs. emphasis
Chakir Zeroual, John H. Esling and Philip Hoole
Part IV. Intonation and acquisition
Acoustic cues to focus and givenness in Egyptian Arabic
Sam Hellmuth
Acquisition of Lebanese Arabic and Yorkshire English /l/ by bilingual and monolingual children: A comparative spectrographic study
Ghada Khattab
Appendix: Phonetic instrumentation used in the studies
“The book is well worth reading and should be used for teaching in Arabic departments for several reasons - it includes traditional ideas and perspectives in addition to the results of studies on Arabic using the latest speech technologies.”
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2016. Uvular approximation as an articulatory vowel feature. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 46:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Horesh, Uri & William M. Cotter
2016. Current Research on Linguistic Variation in the Arabic-Speaking World. Language and Linguistics Compass 10:8  pp. 370 ff. Crossref logo
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Ntelitheos, Dimitrios & Tommi Tsz-Cheung Leung
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFH – Phonetics, phonology
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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