The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation  book cover
1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation

ISBN 9781032096148
Published June 30, 2021 by Routledge
618 Pages 58 B/W Illustrations

FREE Standard Shipping
USD $52.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

View More



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.