Instrumental Studies in Arabic Phonetics

Zeki Majeed Hassan | University of Gothenburg
Barry Heselwood | University of Leeds
ISBN 9789027248374 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
ISBN 9789027283221 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
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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.
Publishing status: Available
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“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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Main BIC Subject

CFH: Phonetics, phonology

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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