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The Pronunciation of English: A Course Book, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1336-6
328 pages
January 2004, ©2004, Wiley-Blackwell
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This revised second edition provides an introduction to the phonetics and phonology of English. It incorporates all central aspects of research in the phonology of English and involves the reader at every step, with over 80 exercises leading students to discover facts, to formulate general statements, and to apply concepts.

  • Discusses the nature of speech and phonetic description, the principles of phonological analysis, the consonants and vowels of English and their possible sequences.
  • Provides extensive treatment of rhythm, stress, and intonation and the role of these prosodic elements in discourse.
  • Includes more than 80 exercises with feedback and glossary of technical terms.
  • Incorporates developments in phonology since the first edition appeared.
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Preface To The Second Edition.

About the Book.

1. Language And Speech.

2. Sound And Voice.

3. Consonants.

4. Vowels And Glides.

5. Syllables And Stress.

6. Phonotactics.

7. Consonant And Vowel Variation.

8. Some Consequences Of Phonotactics.

9. The Rhythm Of English Speech.

10. Intonation.

11. Predicting Word Stress.

12. Prefixes, Compound Words, And Phrases.

13. Phonological Processes In Speech.

14. Phonological Processes And The Lexicon.

Appendix. A List Of Word-Endings And Their Effects On Stress:.

Neutral Suffixes.

Tonic Endings.

Heavy Endings.

Light Endings.

Posttonic Suffixes.

Some Special Suffixes.

Glossary.

References.

Index.
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Charles W. Kreidler is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at Georgetown University. His publications include The Dynamics of Language (co-author, 1971), Introducing English Semantics (1998), and Phonology: Critical Concepts (edited, 6 volumes, 2000).
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  • Discusses the nature of speech and phonetic description, the principles of phonological analysis, the consonants and vowels of English and their possible sequences.
  • Provides extensive treatment of rhythm, stress, and intonation and the role of these prosodic elements in discourse.
  • Includes more than 80 exercises with feedback and glossary of technical terms.
  • Incorporates developments in phonology since the first edition appeared.
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"A must for the professional teacher of English as a second language and the serious student. This book offers a comprehensive snapshot of all the aspects of English sound patterns and provides a solid grounding in pronunciation." Steven Donahue, Language Magazine and Miami-Dade College
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