9780838463321

Pronouncing American English : Sounds, Stress, and Intonation

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    9780838463321

  • ISBN10:

    0838463320

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/28/1997
  • Publisher: Heinle ELT
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Summary

Ideal for a complete course or as a pronunciation supplement, PRONOUNCING AMERICAN ENGLISH provides extensive activities to help college-bound students develop clear speech and appropriate intonation.

Table of Contents

Guide to the Exercises ix
Introduction xxi
To the Student xxvii
Part 1 An Overview: Sounds of American English 1(16)
English Speaking and English Sounds
4(6)
The Speech Mechanism
10(7)
Part 2 Stress and Intonation 17(62)
Syllable Stress
18(16)
Vowel and Consonant Length
34(6)
Content Words and Function Words
40(12)
Word Stress and Phrasing
52(10)
Intonation
62(9)
Using a Dictionary for Pronunciation
71(8)
Part 3 Vowel Sounds 79(94)
Vowel Chart
79(3)
/iy/ as in see; /I/ as in sit
82(8)
/ey/ as in pay; /ε/ as in met
90(8)
/æ/ as in cat
98(7)
/a/ as in not
105(9)
/ay/ as in buy
114(5)
/aw/ as in now
119(6)
/e/ as in up
125(9)
/er/ as in sir
134(8)
/cy/ as in boy
142(5)
/c/ as in all
147(9)
/ow/ as in no
156(7)
/uw/ as in do; /u/ as in book
163(10)
Part 4 Consonant Sounds 173(152)
Consonant Chart
176-177(178)
/l/ as in like
178(5)
/r/ as in red
183(9)
/p/ as in pen; /b/ as in boy
192(10)
/t/ as in ten; /d/ as in day
202(13)
/k/ as in cat; /g/ as in go
215(11)
/f/ as in food; /v/ as in voice
226(12)
/&thetas;/ as in thin; /ð/ as in the
238(12)
/s/ as in see; /z/ as in zoo
250(16)
/&inf;/ as in she; /3/ as in pleasure
266(6)
/t&inf;/ as in child; /d3/ as in job
272(10)
/h/ as in house
282(7)
/y/ as in yes
289(7)
/w/ as in walk
296(6)
/m/ as in me
302(6)
/n/ as in no
308(8)
/n/ as in king
316(9)
Appendix Homophones 325

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