"This is an excellent book for speech clinicians, language teachers, and researchers." Dorothy Haubner, ASHA Review
This book is a comprehensive guide to the International Phonetic Alphabet, widely used for over a century to transcribe the sounds of languages. The Handbook is in three parts: Part I contains an introduction to phonetic description and exemplification of the use of phonetic symbols; Part II consists of 29 'Illustrations' of the application of the International Phonetic Alphabet to a range of languages; and Part III covers speech pathology, computer codings, and the history of the IPA. This is an essential reference work for phoneticians and linguists more generally.
Personally I think that this is a MUST HAVE BOOK for any linguist, or self-proclaimed linguists and linguist-wannabes. Read morePublished on Aug. 15 2003 by Michael Sayeg
This book is exactly what one would expect it to be: a thorough explanation of the International Phonetic Alphabet. Read morePublished on April 22 2003 by kabuka