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Sounds of Japanese Book & CD

Timothy J. Vance (University of Arizona)


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Cambridge University Press
12 January 2009
Phonetics, phonology; Languages & ESL; Advanced Self-Study; Speaking Skills; Japanese; Japanese; Japanese
This introduction to the sounds of Japanese is designed for English-speaking students with no prior knowledge of the language, and includes an audio CD which demonstrates the sounds and pronunciation described. It will be an invaluable resource for students of Japanese wishing to improve their pronunciation, as well as those studying Japanese linguistics. * Explains how speech sounds are produced in Japanese (articulatory phonetics), and the system of sounds in Japanese (phonology). * Covers a range of topics including vowels, consonants, syllables, accents, intonations, and phonemics. * Gives clear comparisons with English, and provides practical advice on pronunciation. * Provides a wealth of authentic Japanese examples. * Each chapter contains exercises to help students put their knowledge into practice.
By:   Timothy J. Vance (University of Arizona)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 247mm,  Width: 174mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   740g
ISBN:   9780521617543
ISBN 10:   0521617545
Publication Date:   12 January 2009
Audience:   College/higher education ,  A / AS level
Language:   Japanese
Format:   Mixed media product
Publisher's Status:   Active

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