1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation

Edited By Okim Kang, Ron I. Thomson, John M Murphy Copyright 2018
    618 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    618 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation provides a comprehensive survey of this field covering both theoretical and practical perspectives on pronunciation. In 35 chapters contributed by leading scholars from around the world, this Handbook examines:

    • linguistic and historical background of sound systems and theoretical issues linked to sound changes;

    • pronunciation acquisition and factors related to speech production;

    • pronunciation research and applications to second language pronunciation;

    • the link between pronunciation and other language skills including perception and other socio-cultural factors;

    • pronunciation and its relation to World Englishes.

    The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in pronunciation.

    Introduction Okim Kang, Ron Thomson and John M. Murphy  

    Section 1: Historical and theoretical perspectives on pronunciation
    Chapter 1 Transfer, Contrastive Analysis and Interlanguage Phonology John Archibald
    Chapter 2 Theoretical L2 Phonology Fred R. Eckman
    Chapter 3 An overview of phonetics for language teachers Joanna Przedlacka
    Chapter 4 Phonological development in first languages Janet F. Werker, Lillian May and Tania Zamuner
    Chapter 5 Second language pronunciation learning: An overview of theoretical perspectives Pavel Trofimovich and Jennifer Foote

    Section 2: Descriptions of English Pronunciations
    Chapter 6 English Vowels and Consonants Pamela Rogerson Revell
    Chapter 7 English syllable structure Walcir Cardoso
    Chapter 8 English lexical stress, prominence, and rhythm Jane Setter and Boikanyego Sebina
    Chapter 9 Intonation and Language Learning Ann Wennerstrom
    Chapter 10 English orthography as a resource for learners of English Wayne B. Dickerson

    Section 3: Varieties of English Pronunciations
    Chapter 11 Standards of pronunciation and regional accents Kirk Hazen
    Chapter 12 The Fallacy of Standard English Nur Raihan and Deterding
    Chapter 13 New Pronunciation en route to World Englishes David Deterding and Ishamina Athirah Gardiner
    Chapter 14 Instructional models in the global context Jolanta Szpyra

    Section 4 : Pronunciation instruction in language teaching
    Chapter 15 Pronunciation Teaching in the Pre-CLT era Amanda A. Baker
    Chapter 16 Pronunciation Teaching in the CLT Era John Levis and Sinem Sonsaat
    Chapter 17 Ethics and the business of pronunciation instruction Jennifer Foote
    Chapter 18 Teacher Training in the Teaching of Pronunciation John Murphy
    Chapter 19 The Efficacy of Pronunciation Instruction Tracey Derwing

    Section 5: Current issues in pronunciation research
    Chapter 20 Pronunciation and speaking Jonathan Newton
    Chapter 21 Pronunciation and Listening Richard Cauldwell
    Chapter 22 Pronunciation with Other Areas of Language Tamara Jones
    Chapter 23 Pronunciation and individual differences Jette G. Hansen Edwards
    Chapter 24 Attitudes toward Nonnative Pronunciation Stephanie Lindemann and Maxi-Ann Campbell
    Chapter 25 Dimensions of pronunciation Murray Munro
    Chapter 26 Pronunciation in discourse contexts Lucy Pickering

    Section 6: Future directions of pronunciation
    Chapter 27 Innovations in Pronunciation Teaching Donna Brinton
    Chapter 28 Applying a cognitive linguistic framework to L2 pronunciation teaching Graeme Couper
    Chapter 29 Computer Assisted Pronunciation Teaching Debra M. Hardison
    Chapter 30 Pronunciation future in 21st century English-speaking world: Context, choice and consultation Ivor Timmis
    Chapter 31 New directions in pronunciation assessment Okim Kang and Alyssa Kermad
    Chapter 32 Sugrasegmental Aspects of Pronunciation in New Englishes Ee Ling Low
    Chapter 33 Intelligibility in Global Contexts Jagdish Kaur
    Chapter 34 Automatic Speech Recognition for second language pronunciation training Catia Cucchiarini and Helmer Strik
    Chapter 35 Fully automated speaking assessments: Changes to proficiency testing and the role of pronunciation Talia Isaacs


    Okim Kang is Associate Professor at Northern Arizona University, USA.

    Ron Thomson is Professor at Brock University, Canada.

    John M. Murphy is Professor at Georgia State University, USA.