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English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World

Accent, Acceptability and Hong Kong English, 1st Edition

By Andrew Sewell

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202 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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This book explores the topics of English accents and pronunciation. It highlights their connections with several important issues in the study of English in the world, including intelligibility, identity, and globalization. The unifying strand is provided by English pronunciation models: what do these models consist of, and why? The focus on pronunciation teaching is combined with sociolinguistic perspectives on global English, and the wider question asked by the book is: what does it mean to teach English pronunciation in a globalized world? The book takes Hong Kong – ‘Asia’s World City’ – as a case study of how global and local influences interact, and of how decisions about teaching need to reflect this interaction. It critically examines existing approaches to global English, such as World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca, and considers their contributions as well as their limitations in the Hong Kong context. A data-based approach with quantitative and qualitative data anchors the discussion and assists in the development of criteria for the contents of pronunciation models. English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World: Accent, Acceptability and Hong Kong English discusses, among other issues:

  • Global English: A socio-linguistic toolkit
  • Accents and Communication: Intelligibility in global English
  • Teaching English Pronunciation: The models debate
  • Somewhere Between: Accent and pronunciation in Hong Kong

Researchers and practitioners of English studies and applied linguistics will find this book an insightful resource.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Soundings in global English 2. Global English: A sociolinguistic toolkit 3. Accent and Pronunciation 4. Accents and Communication: Intelligibility in global English 5. Teaching English Pronunciation: The models debate 6. English in Hong Kong: The sociolinguistic soundscape 7. Somewhere Between: Accent and pronunciation in Hong Kong 8. Conclusions: Teaching English pronunciation in a globalized world

About the Author

Andrew Sewell is Assistant Professor at the Department of English at Lingnan University in Hong Kong.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in World Englishes

Being one of the fastest developing areas of linguistic research, World Englishes has received increasing attention in the research scholarship. There have been published monographs and books series which focus on various aspects of the spread of English across the world. However, given the burgeoning development in the field and growing demand from researchers and educators for relevant resources, there is a need to update some of the existing research and, more importantly, there is an exigency to extend the research scholarship to areas that have not hitherto received due attention. These are also the research gaps this proposed book series hopes to fill, in particular, the need for rigorous features-based and empirically-driven studies on World Englishes.

This Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics book series will provide a starting point for those who wish to know more about the aspects of the spread of English in the current globalized world. Each volume can cover the following aspects of the study of World Englishes: issues and theoretical paradigms, feature-based studies (i.e. phonetics and phonology, syntax, lexis) and language in use (e.g. education, media, the law and other related disciplines). It will contain a comprehensive bibliography of works published on the particular areas at the end of the book.

The aims of the series are

  • To add to and, if possible, break new ground on the existing research on World Englishes;
  • To explore some new varieties of Englishes that have not been previously documented;
  • To provide rigorous features-based studies on varieties of World Englishes;
  • To investigate the issues and theoretical paradigms surrounding the sociolinguistic aspects of the study of World Englishes;
  • To provide an up-to-date documentation of language in use, in education, and language policy issues in World Englishes.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN006000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation
LAN009050
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
LAN011000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology