‘A Theoretical Course of English phonetics’ S.F. современного английского языка Leontyeva S. Леонтьева Леонтьева С.Ф. Theoretical Course of English. articulation training are both equally important in modern language teaching. For those who According to S.F. Leontyeva, theoretical significance of phonetics is connected with the The Articulatory Classification of English Consonants. Svetlana Leontyeva is the author of A Theoretical Course of English Phonetics ( avg rating, 1 rating, 0 reviews).

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The study of phonetics and phonetics as a branch of linguistic has always been one of the most interesting, disputable and important problems of theoretical phonetics of modern English.

Phonetics is a field in linguistics that specializes in studying single sounds within language. Phonetics concerns itself with how the sounds are produced, how they sound to other theoregical and how the brain perceives the sounds.

Like all linguistic fields, phonetics studies all languages. The main aim of the present course paper is to give information about phonetics and its contribution in linguistic.

The main material of given course paper is taken from different books on theoretical and practical phonetics as such English Phonetics: The theoretical value of the present course paper is that the theoretical part of the work can be used in delivering lectures on the Theoretical Phonetics of Modern English.

The practical value of the present course paper is that the practical results gained by investigating the giving problem may be used as phonstics or mini-tests in seminars and practical lessons of English Phonetics. Structurally the present research work consists of four parts – Introduction, Main part, Conclusion and Bibliography.

It cannot exist without being spoken. Oral speech is primary process of communication by means of language. Written speech is secondary; it presents what exists in oral speech.

Linguistic signals first said to be phobetics of some units, which are divided into significant and lentyeva – significant ones. The phnetics between all the units or elements phlnetics a language includes different notions starting from sounds, morphemes, words, word combinations and ending up with phrases.

The scientific study of a language involves an explanation of a mass of notions in terms of a rigorously organized and highly patterned system – the link between the units.

The whole system of relation of linguistic units forms a system coursw a language. The character of a system, or the way this system works explain the structure of a language. All languages differ in systems and structures. Phonetics is concerned ehglish the human noises by which the thought is actualized or given audible shade: Phonetics studies the sound system of the language, clurse is segmental phonemes, word stress, syllabic structure theoretial intonation.

It is primarily concerned with expression level. However, phonetics is obliged to take the content into consideration too, because at any stage of the analysis, a considerable part of the phonetician’s concern is with the effect which the expression unit he is examining and its different characteristics have on meaning.

Only meaningful sound sequences are regarded as speech, and the science of phonetics, in principle at least, is concerned only with such sounds produced by a human vocal apparatus as are or may be earners of organized information of language.

Consequently, phonetics is important in the study of language. An understanding it is a prerequisite to any adequate understanding of the structure of working of language. No kind of linguistic study can be made with but consonant consideration of the material on the expression level. It follows from this, that phonetics a basis brunch or fundamental brunch of linguistics, that is why phonetics claims to be of equal importance with grammar and lexicology.


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Phonetics has courxe main divisions: It shows that there is a close relationship between the language and thought. In modern linguistics this relationship is explained the terms of distinctions: By the term “substance” we mean the material – carries of all the elements of a language and the term form” we mean linguistic concepts. Human speech is called the “phonic substance” in which linguistic forms are manifested. The speech may be either oral or written. The term “phonetics” comes – from the Greek word “pho: So, phonetics is a special science which studies the phonetic substance and expressions area of the language.

The linguistic form and content are described by other brunches of linguistics, namely grammar morphology and syntax lexicology vocabulary, the formation and the meaning of the words and stylistics expressive – emotional meaning.

Human speech is the result of a highly complicated series of events. The formation of the concept takes place at a linguistic level, that is in the brain of the speaker.

This stage may be called psychological. The message thheoretical within the brain engoish transmitted along the nervous system to the speech organs.

Therefore we may say that the human brain controls the behaviour of the articulating organs which effects in producing a particular pattern of speech sounds.

This second stage may be called physiology cat. The movements of the speech apparatus disturb the air stream thus producing sound waves. Consequently the third stage may be called physical or acoustic. Further, any communication requires a listener, as well as a speaker.

So, the last stages are the reception of the sound waves by the listener’s ,hearing physiological apparatus, the transmission of the courxe message through the nervous system to the brain and the 1 i n g u o s t i c interpretation of the information conveyed.

In accordance with their linguistic function the organs of speech may be grouped as follows: This mechanism is formed by the lungs, the wind pipe and the bronchi.

The energy which is regulated by the power mechanism. Regulating the force of the air – wave the lungs produce variations in the intensity of speech sounds. Syllabic pulses and dynamic stress are directly related to the behavior of the muscles which activate this mechanism. From the lungs through the wind – pipe the air – stream passes to the upper stages of the vocal tract.

First of all it passes to the larynx containing the vocal cords.

The function of the vocal cords consists in their role as a vibrator set in motion by the air – stream sent by the lungs. At least two actions of the vocal cords as a vibrator should be mentioned. The most important speech function of the vocal cords is their role in the production of voice. The effect of voice is achieved when the vocal cords are brought enlgish and vibrate when subjected to the pressure of the air – passing from the lungs. This vibration is caused by compressed air forcing an opening of the glottis and the following reduced air – pressure permitting the vocal cords to come together.

The more frequently the vocal cords vibrate the higher the pitch is. From the larynx the stream passes to the pharynx, the mouth and the nasal cavities.

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The shapes of these Cavities modify the note produced in the larynx thus giving rise to particular speech sounds. Special phonetics is concerned with the study of phonetics system of a concrete language. When the phonetic system is studied in its static form, at a englis period synchronically, we speak about descriptive phonetics.

When the system is studied in its historical development diachronically we speak about historical, or evolutionary phonetics. Historical phonetics uses the philological method of investigation. It studies written couse and compares the spelling and pronunciation of one and the same word in different periods of the history of the language. General Phonetics which studies the human sound producing possibilities, the functioning of his speech lfontyeva and the ways they are used in dnglish languages to pronounce speech sounds, syllables, stress and intonation.


It enblish apart of General Linguistics. Descriptive Phonetics studies the phonetic system of a certain language. English Phonetics, Uzbek Phonetics etc.

Historical or Diachronical Phonetics which studies the changes a sound undergoes in the development of a language and languages. Comparative – Typological Phonetics. It studies the phonetic features of two or more languages of different system such as English, Russian, Uzbek etc. It is part of Comparative – Typological Linguistics.

Any segment of a language consist of a sound chain which is specified by some articulatory, acoustic and perceptual features.

But not all the phonetic features function to distinguish words, morphemes and phrases and some of them cannot serve this purpose. Thus, it is the function of distinction and also identification which is characteristic of all linguistic units.

According to their functions phonetic units – sounds, syllables, stress and intonation can be described linguistically and classified to some groups or subgroups. Thus, Phonetics has four main aspects: The branch of phonetics that studies the way in which the air is set in motion, the movements of the speech organs and coordination of these movements, in-the production of single sounds and trains of sounds is called articulatory phonetics. Acoustic phonetics studies the way in which the air vibrates between the speaker’s mouth and the listener’s ear.

The branch of phonetics investigating the hearing process is known as auditory phonetics Its interests lie more in the sensation of hearing, which is brain activity, than in the physiological working of the ear or the nervous activity between the ear and the brain.

The means by which we discriminate sounds – quality, sensation of pitch, ” loudness and length”, are relevant here. The noises we hear may be classified in terms of three features: As for the phonological aspect it differs from all the above mentioned three aspects. The theoretical study which sets up to account all the phonetic distinction of a language is called phonology.

Some linguists prefer the terms phonemics and phonematics. Phonology is one of the aspects of studying. Phonetics in the wider sense includes phonology as distinct from morphology, syntax and stylistics. But in narrow sense the term phonetics is observed in our country. Phonetics and phonology have two levels of investigation: Segmental phonology studies phonemes realised in various speech sounds.

Suprasegmental phonology studies the distinctive features realised in syllables, stress and intonation. It is convenient to use the term phonemics for segmental phonology a sit refers to the term phoneme itself.

As to suprasegmental phonology the term prosodics may be used. Thus, phonology may be divided into phonemics and prosodics. The fundamental concept of phonemics is the phoneme which is the smallest unit of a language system.

The oldest, simplest and most readily available method is the method of direct observation. This method consists in observing the movements and positions of one’s own or other people’s organs of speech in pronouncing various speech sounds, as well as in analyzing one’s own kinesthetic sensations during the articulation of speech sound in comparing them with auditory impressions.