Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of language study and are one-stop resources for students.
Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings—all in the same volume. The innovative and flexible ‘two-dimensional’ structure is built around four sections—introduction, development, exploration and extension—which offer self-contained stages for study.
Revised and updated throughout, this fourth edition of Practical English Phonetics and Phonology:
This edition has been completely reorganised and new features include: updated descriptions of the sounds of modern English and the adoption of the term General British (GB); considerable expansion of the treatment of intonation, including new recordings; and two new readings by David Crystal and John Wells.
Written by authors who are experienced teachers and researchers, this best-selling textbook will appeal to all students of English language and linguistics and those training for a certificate in TEFL.
List of figures
List of tables
List of audio tracks on companion website
Prefaces and acknowledgements
List of phonetic symbols
Phonemic transcription key
1. Phoneme and syllable revisited
2. Features of connected speech
3. Stress and rhythm
4. Speech melody
5. Pronunciation change
6. Teaching a foreign language
7. Learning a foreign language
1. Accent variation: General American
2. Accents of the British Isles 1: England
3. Accents of the British Isles 2: Celtic-influenced varieties
4. World accent varieties 1: North America
5. World accent varieties 2: the Southern Hemisphere
6. World accent varieties 3: Second-language varieties and creole-influenced speech
The International Phonetic Alphabet
Routledge English Language Introductions cover core areas of English language study and are one-stop resources for students.
Assuming no prior knowledge, books in the series offer an accessible overview of the subject, with activities, study questions, sample analyses, commentaries and key readings - all in the same volume.
The innovative and flexible 'two-way' structure is built around four sections - introduction, development, exploration and extension - which offer self-contained stages for study. Each topic can also be read across these sections, enabling the reader to build gradually on the knowledge gained.
Each book in the series has a companion website with extra resources for teachers, lecturers and students.
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