Table of contents for A handbook of diction for singers : Italian, German, French / David Adams.

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Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Italian 
Introduction 
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Symbols for Italian 
Dictionaries 
Diacritical Marks 
Syllabification 
Word Stress 
Apocopation
Vowels 
Vowel Length 
Specific Vowel Sounds 
Glides: [j] and [w] 
Diphthongs
Triphthongs 
Consonants 
IPA Rendering of Consonant Length 
Single and Double Consonants 
Individual Consonant Sounds 
Individual Consonant Letters and Their Sounds 
Consonant Combinations and Their Sounds 
Other Possible Assimilations of N 
PS, QU 
Characteristics of Double Consonants 
Articulating Double Consonants in Singing 
Phrasal Doubling 
Consonant Clusters
Word Underlay in Scores 
Musical Settings of Diphthongs 
Diphthongs: Vowel Distribution in Singing 
Linking of Vowels Between Words: Phrasal Diphthongs 
Vowel Distribution in Singing Phrasal Diphthongs 
Musical Settings of Triphthongs 
Patterns of Phrasal Triphthongs 
Appendix: Guidelines for Determining Open and Closed e and o in the Stressed Syllable 
German 
Introduction 
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Symbols for German 
Dictionaries and Pronunciation Reference Books 
The Umlaut 
Word Origin: Germanic and Non-Germanic 
Vowels and Vowel Length 
Vowel Sounds 
Word Structure 
Vowels¿Closed or Open? Guidelines for Determining Vowel 
Quality 
Diphthongs and Adjacent Vowels 
The Glide [j] 
Consonants 
Glottal Attacks 
Glottal Separation versus Legato Connection in Singing German 
Phrasal Consonant Clusters 
Possible Assimilation of Consonant Sounds 
French 
Introduction 
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) Symbols for French 
Dictionaries 
Diacritical Marks 
Definition of Terms Relating to French Diction 
Syllabification 
Word Stress 
Vowel Length 
Vowel Sounds and How They Are Spelled 
Glides 
Consonants 
Consonants in Detail 
Liaison
Musical Settings of Mute e [@] 
Musical Settings of Glides 
Vowel Length 
Bibliography 
General Index 
Index of Sounds by Spelling 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Singing -- Diction.
Italian language -- Pronunciation.
French language -- Pronunciation.
German language -- Pronunciation.