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A comprehensive introduction to the art and science of clinical transcription.
Clinical Phonetics was written with the belief that the clinical application of phonetics is a specialized branch of the field that requires a particular sensitivity to the challenge of transcribing speech disorders. The three primary strengths of the fourth edition of this text continue to be: authoritative coverage of the phonetics of American English, tested skills teaching in clinical transcription using four hours of audio examples (CDs sold separately), and the discussion of a wealth of clinically-relevant topics throughout the text and numerous appendices. Other notable features of the book are its broad coverage of phonetics, including an overview of the anatomy of speech production; phonetic symbols for consonants, vowels and diphthongs; diacritics for narrow transcription; representing suprasegmentals such as stress pattern; acoustic properties of speech; and dialect. This newly revised edition of Clinical Phonetics preserves the strengths of the earlier editions but offers significant improvements in content and style.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While I realize that I am a beginner in the study of Phonetics, I found this book to over-complicate things. My instructor would state things much more simply, and I found this book only to be confusing. Perhaps that will change once I know more about Phonetics, but I would not recommend this book to someone who is just starting out.
Just what was needed for the class.
Great read, but it was a bad idea to have pages that are perforated for tearing at the seams. You have to be extra delicate.
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