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Kassai Ilona Fonetika.pdf

Kassai Ilona Fonetika.pdf

Kassai Ilona Fonetika.pdf is a book written by Kassai Ilona, a Hungarian linguist and phonetician, and published by Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó in 1998. The book is a comprehensive introduction to the science of speech sounds, covering the main aspects of articulatory, acoustic, perceptual and neurophonetics, as well as the history and applications of phonetics. The book is based on the author's lectures at the University of Pécs, and it has been updated and revised in 2005. The book is intended for students and teachers of Hungarian language and linguistics, as well as anyone interested in the phonetic aspects of verbal communication.

The book consists of 15 chapters, each with a summary, exercises and references. The first chapter provides an overview of the field of phonetics, its subfields, methods, aims and relations to other disciplines. The second chapter introduces the basic concepts and terminology of phonetics, such as sound, speech, voice, vowel, consonant, syllable, stress and intonation. The third chapter deals with the articulatory aspects of speech production, describing the organs of speech, the airstream mechanisms, the modes and manners of articulation, and the classification of speech sounds. The fourth chapter focuses on the acoustic aspects of speech transmission, explaining the concepts of sound waves, frequency, amplitude, spectrum, formants and harmonics. The fifth chapter discusses the perceptual aspects of speech reception, presenting the theories and models of speech perception, the role of auditory feedback and context, and the phenomena of coarticulation and assimilation. The sixth chapter explores the neurophonetic aspects of speech processing, describing the brain structures and functions involved in speech production and perception, as well as the disorders and impairments affecting speech.

Kassai Ilona Fonetika.pdf


The seventh chapter presents the history of phonetics as a scientific discipline, tracing its origins from ancient times to modern times, highlighting the main achievements and contributions of various scholars and schools. The eighth chapter introduces the applications of phonetics in various fields and domains, such as language teaching and learning, speech therapy and pathology, forensic phonetics, speech synthesis and recognition, dialectology and sociolinguistics. The ninth chapter gives an overview of the phonetic characteristics of Hungarian speech sounds, comparing them with those of other languages. The tenth chapter describes the phonetic transcription systems used to represent speech sounds in writing, such as the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and the Hungarian Phonetic Alphabet (HPA). The eleventh chapter explains the principles and methods of phonetic analysis and measurement, using examples from Hungarian speech data. The twelfth chapter discusses the phonetic aspects of prosody, such as stress, rhythm, intonation and tone. The thirteenth chapter examines the phonetic aspects of style and variation in speech, such as register, dialect, accent and idiolect. The fourteenth chapter reviews the phonetic aspects of orthography and spelling in Hungarian. The fifteenth chapter provides a summary table of all the derivational suffixes in Hungarian that form words from verbs.

Kassai Ilona Fonetika.pdf is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about the fascinating world of speech sounds. The book is written in a clear and concise style, using examples from Hungarian and other languages to illustrate the concepts and phenomena. The book also includes numerous figures, tables and diagrams to enhance the understanding and visualization of the topics. The book is suitable for both self-study and classroom use.


  • Kassai Ilona (1998). Fonetika. Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó: Budapest.

  • Kassai Ilona (2005). Fonetika. Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó: Budapest.

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