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English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice

By Paul Carley, Inger M. Mees, Beverley Collins

© 2018 – Routledge

308 pages | 155 B/W Illus.

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Description

English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice provides a unique introduction to basic articulatory phonetics for students of English. Built around an extensive collection of practice materials, this book teaches the pronunciation of modern standard non-regional British English to intermediate and advanced learners worldwide.

This book:

  • provides an up-to-date description of the pronunciation of modern British English;
  • demonstrates the use of each English phoneme with a selection of high-frequency words, both alone and in context in sentences, idiomatic phrases and dialogues;
  • provides examples and practice material on commonly confused sounds, including illustrative pronunciation diagrams;
  • is supported by a companion website featuring phonetic transcriptions and over 30 hours of practice audio material to check your pronunciation against;
  • can be used not only for studying pronunciation in the classroom but also for independent student practice.

English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice is essential reading for any student studying this topic.

Table of Contents

English phonemic transcription key

List of phonetic symbols and diacritics

The International Phonetic Alphabet

Preface

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1 Basic Concepts

Chapter 2 Consonants

Chapter 3 Practice: Individual Consonants

Chapter 4 Practice: Consonant Contrasts

Chapter 5 Vowels

Chapter 6 Practice: Individual Strong Vowels

Chapter 7 Practice: Vowel Contrasts

Chapter 8 Weak Vowels and Weak Forms

Chapter 9 Practice: Weak Vowels and Weak Forms

Chapter 10 Consonant Clusters

Chapter 11 Practice: Consonant Clusters

Chapter 12 Connected Speech

Suggested Reading

Index

About the Authors

Paul Carley has held posts at the University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, and the universities of Bedfordshire and Leicester. He is a regular lecturer on the University College London Summer Course in English Phonetics.

Inger M. Mees is Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Society and Communication at the Copenhagen Business School. She has formerly held lectureships at the universities of Leiden and Copenhagen. She is on the academic staff of the University College London Summer Course in English Phonetics.

Beverley Collins (1938–2014) held lectureships at the universities of Lancaster and Leiden and was Visiting Professor at Ghent University. He was also a lecturer on the University College London Summer Course in Phonetics.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU005000
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LAN011000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology