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Phonetic Transcription in Theory and Practice

Barry Heselwood


The development of phonetic notation from writing systems, and of phonetic transcription as a special mode of writing, are placed within the history of phonetics and within a theoretical framework which distinguishes phonetic transcription from spelling and transliteration, and emphasizes the heavy dependence of phonetic notation and transcription on phonetic theory. Different notation systems and different kinds of transcription are described, and an account is offered of how phonetic symbols work to denote theoretical categories on the one hand, and to represent spoken language data on the o ... More

Keywords: phonetics, writing systems, phonetic transcription, phonetic notation, phonetic symbols, segment, history of phonetics, impressionistic transcription, phonetic theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780748640737
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640737.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Heselwood, author
University of Leeds