The Sounds of Chinese
Audio CDs: English / Chinese WAV, 705 Kbps (1 channel) | ISBN-10: 0521603986 | Duration: 1 hour
Overal size: 336 MB | Genre: Learning Chinese | Level: Beginner
This acessible textbook provides a clear introduction to the sounds of Standard Chinese , designed for English-speaking students with no prior knowledge of linguistics . It explains from scratch the fundamentals of articulatory phonetics (the study of how speech sounds are produced) and phonology (the study of sound system) ,and clearly applies them to the phonetic and phonological properties of Chinese . Topics covered include consonants , vowels , syllable structure , tone , stress, intonation, loanwords and different varieties of Standard Chinese.