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The Sounds of Japanese [With CD (Audio)]


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1. Phonetics; 2. Phonemics; 3. Vowels; 4. Syllable-initial consonants; 5. Syllable-final consonants; 6.Syllables and moras; 7. Accent and intonation; 8. Other topics; Appendix A. Broad phonetic transcription; Appendix B. Phonemes and allophones; Appendix C. Hepburn and Kunrei Romanization.

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An introduction to the sounds and pronunciation of Standard Japanese with accompanying audio CD.

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Timothy J. Vance is a Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona. He completed his Ph.D. in 1979 at the University of Chicago and has lived in Japan for extended periods on three occasions. He is currently co-ordinating editor of Japanese Language and Literature.

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