9780521543545

Clear Speech: Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English ( Paperback )

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521543545

  • ISBN10:

    0521543541

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback w/CD
  • Copyright: 11/29/2004
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English This is a revised and expanded version of the highly successful and innovative pronunciation text for intermediate to high-intermediate students of North American English. The Clear Speech, Third Edition, Student's Book provides learners with visual representations of important pronunciation features, such as voicing and syllable length. It features a reordered table of contents, a greater emphasis on listening recognition, and more coverage of vowel sounds. It also contains a Student Audio CD, so students can practice many of the exercises on their own.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
To the student
To the teacher
Clear listening test
Clear speaking test
Rhythm: number of syllablesp. 1
Sounds
Stops and continuantsp. 8
More stops and continuants: grammarp. 16
Rhythm: stops and syllable lengthp. 25
Sounds: Voicingp. 31
Concentrating on sibilantsp. 37
Rhythm: voicing and syllable lengthp. 45
Words
Stress: vowel lengthp. 54
Stress: vowel clarityp. 58
Word stress patternsp. 63
Sentences
Basic Emphasis Pattern: content wordsp. 72
Basic Emphasis Pattern: structure wordsp. 77
Conversation
Focus 1 : pitch patterns used for emphasisp. 86
Focus 2: emphasizing structure wordsp. 94
Intonation: pitch direction of questionsp. 103
Intonation: thought groups (1)p. 108
Intonation: thought groups (2)p. 113
App. A Vowelsp. 118
App. B Additional work on consonantsp. 124
App. C Student's own dictationp. 132
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