Undergraduate Phonetics Reading List

General

Davenport, M. and S. J. Hannahs (1998) Introducing Phonetics and Phonology. Arnold. Highly recommended for purchase to undergraduates preparing for the First Public Examinations (i.e. Modern Languages Prelims paper IX and English Mods paper 3b).

International Phonetic Asoociation (1999) Handbook of the International Phonetic Association. Cambridge University Press. Recommended for purchase by all students of phonetics.

Clark, J. and C. Yallop (1990) An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology. Blackwell.

Ladefoged, P. (1993) A Course in Phonetics. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Phonetics

Abercrombie, D. (1965) Studies in Phonetics and Linguistics. Oxford University Press. Chapters 1, 11 and 12.

Abercrombie, D. (1967) Elements of General Phonetics. Edinburgh University Press. Chapters 5-10.

Acoustic Phonetics

Davenport, M. and S. J. Hannahs (1998) Introducing Phonetics and Phonology. Arnold. Chapter 5.

Ladefoged, P. (2001) Vowels and Consonants. Blackwell.

Phonology

Davenport, M. and S. J. Hannahs (1998) Introducing Phonetics and Phonology. Arnold. Chapters 6-11.

Katamba, F. (1989) An Introduction to Phonology. Longman.

English

Abercrombie, D. (1965) Studies in Phonetics and Linguistics. Oxford University Press. Chapters 2, 3, 4.

Abercrombie, D. (1991) Fifty Years in Phonetics. Edinburgh University Press. Chapter 9.

Gimson, A. C. (1962) An Introduction to the Pronunciation of English. Edward Arnold. There are also several later revised editions edited by Ramsaran and Cruttenden.

Jones, D. (1960) An Outline of English Phonetics. Heffer. (Numerous editions at other dates.) Especially chapters XVI (Strong and weak forms), XXVI-XXVIII (Assimilation, Rhythm), XXXII (Syllabification) and Appendix A (Transcription).

Wells, J. C. (1990) Syllabification and Allophony. Chapter 8 of S. Ramsaran, ed. Studies in the Pronunciation of English. Routledge. (Avoid the temptation to get immersed in other papers in this volume.)

Some other European languages

Armstrong, L. E. (1932) The Phonetics of French: a practical handbook. G. Bell and Sons.

Price, G. (1991) An Introduction to French Pronunciation. Blackwell.

Hall, C. (1992) Modern German Pronunciation: an introduction for speakers of English. Manchester University Press.

Chapallaz, M. (1979) The Pronunciation of Italian. Bell and Hyman.

Quilis, A. Curso de fonetica.

Fernandez, J. A. Fonología Españolas.

Boyanus, S. C. (1955) Russian Pronunciation. Harvard University Press.

Trofimov, M. V. and D. Jones (1923) The Pronunciation of Russian. Cambridge University Press.