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Alexander Melville Bell

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Definition of the noun alexander melville bell

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  1. a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905)


Who is Alexander Melville Bell?

Alexander Melville Bell was a teacher and researcher of physiological phonetics and was the author of numerous works on orthoepy and elocution.

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Google previewThe Chautauquan (1899)

A Weekly Newsmagazine. [Official Publication of Chautauqua Institution, a System of Popular Education]

Alexander Melville Bell is the author of a system of “Visible Speech” consisting of charts, interpreting by a symbolic alphabet a phonetic combination for analyzing the mechanism of the human speech. To those who have paid little thought ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Language (2002)

by N.E. Collinge

It was the ScottishAmerican phonetician Alexander Melville Bell who was to devise a radically differentand workable alternativeto theolder method (Bell 1867 ). With certain modifications, this is the method ofvowel description and classification ...

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