Arabic Pronunciation & Accents
Geo-social Applications of the Natural Phonetics & Tonetics Method
Luciano Canepari & Marco Cerini
University of Venice
Second enlarged edition
The principles of Natural Phonetics & Tonetics are applied to fully describe the pronunciation of Arabic, including intonation, in a precise way never found in earlier treatises, not even 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 Arabic 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 Arabic pronunciation are described, including its mediatic and international variants.
The new edition adds three dense chapters on regional and 32 “regionational” accents of Arabic.
Other chapters provide some traditional dialects, and diachronic stages, 25 foreign accents of Arabic, 26 concise language phonopses for easier comparisons, and the typical pronunciation of Arabic by English-speaking people and that of English by Arabic-speaking people. A short but useful phono-dictionary is also given.
ISBN 9783862900480 (Hardbound). LINCOM Studies in Phonetics 18. (2nd edition). 280pp. 2020.