Hindi Pronunciation & Accents
Geo-social Applications of the Natural Phonetics & Tonetics Method
Luciano Canepari & Ghanshyam Sharma
University of Venice; INALCO
This book applies the principles of Natural Phonetics & Tonetics to describe the pronunciation of Hindi, including intonation, in a precise way never found in earlier treatises (even those by native phoneticians). It includes an introduction to the Natural Phonotonetics Method, which can be used for any other language, as well (without the sadly known limitations of official IPA).
The vowels, consonants, structures, and intonation of Hindi are fully described and transcribed, with many examples of words, sentences, and conversations, in addition to the intonationally integrated IPA sample passage ‘The North Wind and the Sun’.
Different types of Hindi pronunciation are described, including neutral, mediatic, and 16 local accents (and 6 diachronic stages).
A mini-phono-dictionary contains almost 1400 words and proper names usually puzzling and challenging especially for foreigners.
The typical English pronunciation by Indian speakers is also included.
Luciano Canepari, Natural Phonetics & Tonetics, University of Venice, Italy, originally trained in the British phonetic tradition, later on he developed the Natural Phonotonetics Method.
For Lincom he published (among others): A Handbook of Pronunciation; Natural Phonetics & Tonetics; English Pronunciation & Accents; German Pronunciation & Accents; in addition to Dutch & Afrikaans Pronunciation & Accents and Chinese Pronunciation & Accents (both with M. Cerini).
Ghanshyam Sharma, Hindi Linguistics, INALCO, Paris, France.
ISBN 9783862886937 (Hardbound). LINCOM Studies in Phonetics 15. 160pp. 2016.