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Teaching Pronunciation Paperback with Audio CDs (2) : A Course Book and Reference Guide

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9780521729765

ISBN10:
0521729769
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Multimedia
Pub. Date:
3/22/2010
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The second edition includes updates and insights on current research and pedagogical practice that have developed over the last decade. This new edition of Teaching Pronunciation - undoubtedly the gold standard for pronunciation methodology texts has been revised to reflect recent research into the sound system of North American English, as well as new practices in pronunciation pedagogy. Audio CDs with additional examples are now packaged with the book.

Teaching Pronunciation is the gold standard for pronunciation methodology texts. This popular book has served as resource and reference for thousands of English language teachers around the world. Like the original, this new edition offers a comprehensive treatment of pronunciation pedagogy. It maintains the clarity and practicality for which Teaching Pronunciation is valued.

This new edition has been substantially revised to reflect recent research into the sound system of North American English and new practices in pronunciation pedagogy. Key additions in the second edition include:

-Examples from the Cambridge Corpus of Spoken North American English and other authentic recordings

-Examples from current ESL textbooks that highlight the pedagogical principles presented

-Expanded rationale for the communicative framework, around which the text is organized

-Substantial, discourse-based revision of the treatment of prominence and intonation

-Up-to-date focus on the applications of technology

-Recognition of English as a lingua franca pronunciation models and standards

Table of Contents

Pronunciation Instruction in Perspective
The History and Scope of Pronunciation Teaching
Research on the Teaching and Acquisition of Pronunciation Skills
The Sound System of North American English: An Overview
The Consonant System
The Vowel System
Connected Speech, Stress, and Rhythm
Prominence and Intonation in Discourse
Issues in Implementation
Pronunciation in the Language Curriculum
Testing and Evaluation
Techniques, Tools, and Technology
Intersections of the Sound System with Other Areas of Language
Pronunciation and Listening
The Sound System and Morphology
The Sound System and Spelling
Appendices
Bibliography
Answer Key
Author Index
Subject Index
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