9780130072535

Accurate English

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130072535

  • ISBN10:

    0130072532

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1992-11-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

This pronunciation text helps students achieve a near-native accent. Teaches vowels, consonants, rhythm, stress, and intonation using principles of articulatory phonetics. Provides precise illustrations of lip positions of vowels and consonants, and a diagnostic speech sample. Reinforces theory with numerous practice exercises that include phrases, dialogues, reading passages, and oral presentations. Includes spelling patterns for ordinary words and academic words.

Table of Contents

Preface vi
Overview and Suggested Plan vii
Types of Exercises ix
How to Use Audio Tapes x
Introduction
1(11)
The Speech Process
1(2)
Language Variation
3(1)
Self-Analysis
4(2)
Diagnostic Speech Sample
6(2)
Analysis of Problems
8(4)
The Phonetic Alphabet
12(8)
English Spelling
12(1)
The Phonetic Alphabet
13(7)
Vowel Overview
20(10)
Production of Vowels
20(8)
American English Vowel Sounds
28(1)
American English Vowel Sounds in Sentences
29(1)
Vowels in Detail
30(23)
Vowels 1--4
30(5)
Vowels 5--8
35(4)
Vowels 9--11
39(4)
Vowels 13--15
43(2)
Same Spelling, Different Pronunciation (Advanced)
45(2)
Vowel 12
47(6)
Review of the Phonetic Alphabet and Vowels
53(7)
Review Exercises
53(4)
Dialogues for Vowels
57(3)
Stress
60(13)
Stressed and Unstressed Syllables
60(2)
Vowel Reduction
62(3)
Dividing Words into Syllables
65(2)
Stress Placement in Words of Two or More Syllables
67(6)
Stress (Advanced)
73(10)
Stress and Vowel Reduction in Noun--Verb Word Pairs
73(6)
Alternation of Reduced and Full Vowels
79(2)
Disappearing Syllables
81(2)
Rhythm
83(18)
Stress in One-Syllable Words
83(5)
Weak Forms: Reducing Function Words
88(7)
Rhythmic Grouping: Pausing and Linking
95(6)
Rhythm (Advanced)
101(6)
Breaking the Rules
101(4)
Words with Variable Stress
105(2)
Stress in Compound Nouns
107(7)
Compound Nouns
107(2)
Introduction to Intonation
109(2)
Compound Versus Non-compound Constructions (Advanced)
111(3)
Review of Stress and Rhythm
114(5)
Reading Passages
114(2)
Review Exercises
116(3)
Consonant Overview
119(14)
Production of Consonants
120(10)
American English Consonant Sounds
130(2)
American English Consonant Sounds in Sentences
132(1)
Differences Between Voiced and Voiceless Consonants
133(14)
Aspiration of Initial Voiceless Stops /p t k/
133(5)
Vowel Length and Final Consonants
138(2)
Final Voiceless Consonants
140(2)
North American English /t/ (Advanced)
142(2)
Exercises for Voiced and Voiceless Consonants
144(3)
<ed> and <s> Endings
147(17)
Adding <ed>
147(6)
Adding <s>
153(6)
Consonant Groups
159(5)
Consonants in Detail
164(55)
/s/ and /z/
164(5)
/&thetas/ and /o/
169(7)
/&ilt;/ and /t&ilt;/
176(4)
/d3/ and /y/
180(4)
/3/ and Review of /&ilt;, t&ilt;, d3/
184(7)
Final /dz/ and /ts/ (Advanced)
191(1)
/f, v, w/
192(6)
/h/
198(3)
/r/ and /l/
201(8)
Final /m, n, n/
209(4)
Fast Speech Rules
213(2)
Review of Consonants: Place of Articulation
215(4)
Intonation
219(23)
Intonation and Sentence Stress
219(4)
Neutral Pitch Patterns
223(7)
Moving Sentence Stress
230(4)
Changing the Pitch Pattern
234(4)
Choice Questions and Tag Questions (Advanced)
238(2)
Dialogues for Intonation
240(2)
For Further Reading 242(1)
Glossary 243(2)
Index 245

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