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The Handbook of English Pronunciation


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Notes on Contributors vii Introduction xii Part I The History of English Pronunciation 1 1 The Historical Evolution of English Pronunciation 3 Jeremy Smith 2 Accent as a Social Symbol 19 Lynda Mugglestone 3 History of ESL Pronunciation Teaching 36 John M. Murphy and Amanda A. Baker Part II Describing English Pronunciation 67 4 Segmentals 69 David Deterding 5 Syllable Structure 85 Adam Brown 6 Lexical Stress in English Pronunciation 106 Anne Cutler 7 The Rhythmic Patterning of English(es): Implications for Pronunciation Teaching 125 Ee?Ling Low 8 English Intonation - Form and Meaning 139 John M. Levis and Anne Wichmann Part III Pronunciation and Discourse 157 9 Connected Speech 159 Ghinwa Alameen and John M. Levis 10 Functions of Intonation in Discourse 175 Anne Wichmann 11 Pronunciation and the Analysis of Discourse 190 Beatrice Szczepek Reed 12 Fluency 209 Ron I. Thomson Part IV Pronunciation of the Major Varieties of English 227 13 North American English 229 Charles Boberg 14 British English 251 Clive Upton 15 Australian and New Zealand English 269 Laurie Bauer 16 The Pronunciation of English in South Africa 286 Ian Bekker and Bertus van Rooy 17 Indian English Pronunciation 301 Pramod Pandey 18 Pronunciation and World Englishes 320 Cecil L. Nelson and Seong?Yoon Kang Part V Pronunciation and Language Acquisition 331 19 Acquisition of the English Sound System 333 Marilyn May Vihman 20 Variables Affecting L2 Pronunciation Development 353 Pavel Trofimovich, Sara Kennedy and Jennifer Ann Foote Part VI Pronunciation Teaching 375 21 Intelligibility in Research and Practice: Teaching Priorities 377 Murray J. Munro and Tracey M. Derwing 22 The Segmental/Suprasegmental Debate 397 Beth Zielinski 23 Applying Theories of Language and Learning to Teaching Pronunciation 413 Graeme Couper 24 The Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca 433 Robin Walker and Wafa Zoghbor 25 Intonation in Research and Practice: The Importance of Metacognition 454 Marnie Reed and Christina Michaud 26 Integrating Pronunciation into the Language Classroom 471 Laura Sicola and Isabelle Darcy 27 Using Orthography to Teach Pronunciation 488 Wayne B. Dickerson 28 Technology and Learning Pronunciation 505 Rebecca Hincks Index 520

About the Author

Marnie Reed is Professor of Education and affiliated faculty in the Program in Applied Linguistics at Boston University, USA. She is also Director of the graduate program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the School of Education, where she teaches courses in linguistics, second language acquisition, and applied phonetics and phonology. John M. Levis is Angela B. Pavitt Professor of English in the Applied Linguistics and TESL program at Iowa State University, USA. He specializes in the teaching of pronunciation and oral communication, phonetics and phonology, introductory linguistics, dialects in American literature, and technology and oral communication.


"This outstanding Handbook provides a comprehensive, readable and authoritative overview of the nature, learning, and teaching of pronunciation. It will be an indispensable resource for teachers, teacher educators, and researchers alike." Jack C. Richards, University of Sydney and University of Auckland, New Zealand

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