Example sentences for: phonetician

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  • Enter a young Australian phonetician, Alex Mitchell, later to become the founding Vice-Chancellor of Macquarie University, and in that capacity to appoint Arthur Delbridge, later to become Chief Editor of the Macquarie Dictionary , as Macquarie's first Professor of English and Linguistics.

  • Green is correct in writing that the (unabridged Funk & Wagnalls) Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1893) gives two pronunciations for each entry, but he is mistaken in reporting that one represents the popular pronunciation, the other showing the precise one [p.364]: there are two pronunciations because one employs a more popular, presumably understandable pronunciation key (called, in the phonetics trade, a broad transcription) while the other cleaves to a scholarly transcription (called a narrow transcription); if such a pattern were followed today, the first would be the simplified system used generally in most dictionaries and the second would employ the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet (which, for their more recondite transcriptions, require a trained phonetician for their understanding).

  • Standard English meant the King's English, and in this outpost of Empire, announcers (though unseen) wore dinner suits to read the news and abided by the rulings of the English phonetician Daniel Jones, whose tremendously influential English Pronouncing Dictionary was first published in 1917.

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