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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation

1st Edition

Edited by Okim Kang, Ron I. Thomson, John M Murphy


600 pages | 58 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies

Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies provide comprehensive surveys of the key topics in English language studies. Each Handbook focuses in detail on one area, explaining why the issue is important and then critically discussing the leading views in the field. All the chapters are specially commissioned and written by prominent scholars. Coherent, accessible and carefully compiled, Routledge Handbooks in English Language Studies are the perfect resource for both advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General