Practical English Phonetics and Phonology: A Resource Book for Students

Author:   Beverley Collins ,  Inger M. Mees (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) ,  Paul Carley
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Edition:   4th New edition
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9781138591509


Pages:   318
Publication Date:   14 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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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: presents the essentials of the subject and their day-to-day applications in an engaging and accessible manner; covers all the core concepts of phonetics and phonology, such as the phoneme, syllable structure, production of speech, vowel and consonant possibilities, glottal settings, stress, rhythm, intonation and the surprises of connected speech; incorporates classic readings from key names in the discipline; outlines the sound systems of six key languages from around the world (Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish and Japanese); is accompanied by a brand-new companion website which hosts a collection of samples provided by genuine speakers of 25 accent varieties from Britain, Ireland, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Singapore and West Africa, as well as transcriptions, further study questions, answer keys, links to further reading and numerous recordings to accompany activities in the book. 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.

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Author:   Beverley Collins ,  Inger M. Mees (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark) ,  Paul Carley
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Edition:   4th New edition
Weight:   0.635kg
ISBN:  

9781138591509


ISBN 10:   1138591505
Pages:   318
Publication Date:   14 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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List of figures List of tables Audio recordings (on companion website) Prefaces and acknowledgements Phonetic symbols English phonemic transcription key A Introduction 1 English worldwide 2 Phoneme, allophone and syllable 3 Connected speech and phonemic transcription 4 How we produce speech 5 Consonant possibilities 6 English consonants 7 Vowel possibilities 8 English vowels 9 English spelling B Development 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 C Exploration 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 D Extension 1 Attitudes to accents (Daniel Jones) 2 Preliminaries to teaching pronunciation (Peter Avery and Susan Ehrlich) 3 English accents and their implications for spelling reform (J. C. Wells) 4 Teaching the pronunciation of English (David Crystal) 5 Syllabification and allophony (J. C. Wells) Glossary Further reading References Index The International Phonetic Alphabet 307

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Beverley Collins (1938-2014) held lectureships in phonetics at the universities of Lancaster and Leiden, and was Visiting Professor at Ghent University. He was also a regular lecturer at the UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics. Inger M. Mees is Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Society and Communication at the Copenhagen Business School. She has also held posts at the universities of Leiden and Copenhagen. She is on the academic staff of the UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics. Paul Carley has held posts at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and the universities of Bedfordshire and Leicester. He is a regular lecturer on the UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics.

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