Now in its third edition, Calvert's Descriptive Phonetics is more lively and up-to-date than ever. This edition retains the focus and clinical applicability of previous editions, while adding new information, examples, and exercises to enhance student understanding. Ideal for either a one- or two-semester course, Calvert's Descriptive Phonetics encompasses the broad range of introductory topics, such as basic consonant and vowel transcription, narrow transcription, suprasegmental features, and dialect variations. The accompanying Descriptive Phonetics Transcription Workbook, includes numerous listening and transcription exercises as well as a CD-ROM to facilitate practice outside the classroom.Highlights of this revised edition:Helpful glossary and review questions at the end of every chapter The most up-to-date analysis of dialect variationsWorkbook and CD-ROM to help your students develop listening and transcription skillsUpdated chapters to reflect the most current information in the field, from suprasegmental effects to multicultural variations dialectsCoupled with its state-of-the-art workbook, Calvert's Descriptive Phonetics streamlines learning and facilitates subject mastery. It is an effective teaching tool and a valuable resource, providing all the necessary tools to further phonetics and transcription proficiency.