Routledge announces a phonetics book in six (I repeat: six) volumes to be published in December 2012. The title is English Phonetics: Twentieth-Century Development. It's edited by Beverley S Collins and Inger M Mees. The price is a real bargain: eight hundred pounds. There's a preliminary table of contents available on Routledge's webpages:
Volume I: Afzelius’s pronouncing dictionary
1. J. A. Afzelius, Engelsk Uttalsordbok - A Concise Pronouncing Dictionary of Modern English (Stockholm: Norstedt, 1909).
Volume II: Lloyd James: Broadcasting and Spoken English
2. Arthur Lloyd James, The Broadcast Word (London: Kegan Paul, 1935).
3. Arthur Lloyd James, Our Spoken Language (London: Thomas Nelson, 1938).
Volume III: Lloyd James’s Broadcast English
4. Arthur Lloyd James, Broadcast English I: Recommendations to Announcers Regarding Certain Words of Doubtful Pronunciation, 3rd. edn. (London: BBC, 1935).
5. Arthur Lloyd James, Broadcast English II: Recommendations to Announcers Regarding the Pronunciation of Some English Place Names, 2nd edn. (London: 1930).
6. Arthur Lloyd James, Broadcast English III: Recommendations to Announcers Regarding the Pronunciation of Some Scottish Place Names (London: BBC, 1932).
7. Arthur Lloyd James, Broadcast English IV: Recommendations to Announcers Regarding the Pronunciation of Some Welsh Place Names (London: BBC, 1934).
8. Arthur Lloyd James, Broadcast English V: Recommendations to Announcers Regarding the Pronunciation of Some Northern-Irish Place-Names (London: BBC, 1935).
9. Arthur Lloyd James, Broadcast English VI: Recommendations to Announcers Regarding the Pronunciation of Some Foreign Place-Names (London: BBC, 1937).
10. Arthur Lloyd James, Broadcast English VII: Recommendations to Announcers Regarding the Pronunciation of Some British Family Names and Titles (London: BBC, 1939).
Volume IV: English phonetics including dialectal varieties
11. Le Maître phonétique, forerunner of the present-day Journal of the International Phonetic Association (JIPA), was the official journal of the International Phonetic Association. Edited by Daniel Jones and Paul Passy, and later by A. C. Gimson. All material appeared in phonetic transcription, which, where appropriate, will also be accompanied by an orthographic transcript.
12. Benjamin Dumville, The Science of Speech: An Elementary Manual of English Phonetics for Teachers (London: W. B. Clive (University Tutorial Press), 1909).
13. Ida Ward, The Phonetics of English, 3rd edn. (Cambridge: Heffer, 1939).[why not the 1st ed.?]
Volume V: Landmarks in the study of English intonation
14. H. O. Coleman, ‘Intonation and Emphasis’, Miscellanea Phonetica (Bourg-la-Reine and London: IPA, 1914), 6-25(?). [available online]
15. Harold E. Palmer, English Intonation with Systematic Exercises (Cambridge: Heffer, 1922) (the first edition is reproduced with annotations by Daniel Jones). [available online]
16. J. D. O’Connor and G. F. Arnold, Intonation of Colloquial English, 2nd edn. (London: Longman, 1973.) [why not the 1st ed.?]
Volume VI: Phonetics of English as a foreign language
17. Etsko Kruisinga, A Handbook of Present-day English, Volume I, part 1 (‘English Sounds’) (Utrecht: Kemink, 1919).
18. Jack Windsor Lewis, A Guide to English Pronunciation: For Users of English as a Foreign Language (Oslo etc.: Universitetsforlaget, 1969). [I have an autographed edition]
Well done JackReplyDelete
Thanks, Sidney, for those kind words.Delete
I've had on occasion in recent years, especially when being introduced to people, noticed a reluctance on their part to believe that I'm still in the land of the living. I dont blame them.
"I'm still in the land of the living", for which we are grateful!Delete
Pah! I've got 'em all already (I wish!).ReplyDelete
I can request all titles through the interlibrary loan service and I've got O'Connor & Arnold and Jack Windsor Lewis on my shelf (well, their books - not the authors). And I save 800 pounds (minus the loan charges for ordering the books)!ReplyDelete
There is another aspect to this, not necessarily valid in this instance. While googling for possible free PDFs of old out of copyright books, I've noticed that more and more are being included in print on demand catalogues, which theoretically makes them in print again and not available for free scanning.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't buy print on demand stuff. They don't even have their own copies. They just reproduce books which are already available free online.ReplyDelete
Aren't 're-print' and 'print-on-demand' different things? At least, that's what I thought. Enlighten me, please, if I'm wrong!Delete