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This provides a practical and easy-to-understand introduction to acoustic speech analysis. It explains commonly used methods for displaying aspects of a speech wave. It illustrates how the results of acoustic analysis can be interpreted and used.
Intended for use in an upper division introductory course in phonology, preparing the student to further study aspects of current theory.
A revision and expansion of A Manual for Articulatory Phonetics, including materials from courses as taught in the training schools of SIL International and much information from sources outside of SIL.
A laboratory manual for introductory grammar courses with 298 sets of problems taken from languages spoken all over the world.
A manual for those who are preparing to translate the Bible into their own mother tongue. It can be used as a textbook for formal courses or for training individuals.
This book gives step-by-step guidance in analyzing different types of Psalms, with accompanying exercises.
A practical introduction to discourse analysis for linguistic field workers addressing issues commonly confronted by field linguists.
Provides guidance in the practical aspects of fieldwork and gives suggestions for collecting both qualitative and quantitative cultural data.
Discusses discourse features of Koine Greek from the perspective of descriptive linguistics.
A textbook and practical guide for acquiring skills necessary to analyze the morphology and syntax of languages around the world.