LINGUIST List 10.1467

Wed Oct 6 1999

Sum: Phrase Level Pronunciation Texts

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  1. Chad D. Nilep, Phrase Level Pronunciation texts

Message 1: Phrase Level Pronunciation texts

Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 15:42:35 -0700
From: Chad D. Nilep <>
Subject: Phrase Level Pronunciation texts

My request for texts featuring phrase-level pronunciation guides did not
produce many responses. Special thanks to Johannes Reese and Bill Wells.

According to Bill Wells< >, "When I taught TEFL in the
early 80's I found some excellent ( I thought) materials published by
Cambridge University Press, that covered connected speech. I think the
author was Colin Mortimer."

Colin Mortimer's book is still available from Cambridge. The Cambridge
website < > lists it as:

 Elements of Pronunciation
 Mortimer, Colin
 Intensive practice of aspects of English pronunciation is provided
 through a collection of witty
 dialogues that concentrate on stress timing, weak forms, contractions,
 consonant clusters and linking words.

The same web site also features:

 Better English Pronunciation
 O'Connor, J. D.
 A pronunciation manual for intermediate to advanced students of English
 using current
 phonetic transcription. The text treats each sound separately, and then
 then covers words
 in combination, as well as rhythm patterns and intonation.

 Clear Speech
 Pronunciation and Listening Comprehension in North American English
 Gilbert, Judy B.
 Clear Speech, 2nd Edition, is a revised and expanded edition of a
 highly successful and
 innovative pronunciation course for intermediate and advanced students
 of English. As in
 the first edition, the emphasis is on the "musical" aspects of English:
 rhythm, stress, and intonation.

A further web search turned up the following:

Heinle & Heinle < >

 Pronouncing American English, 2/E
 Sounds, Stress, and Intonation, Second Edition
 Gertrude F. Orion

 Well Said
 Advanced English Pronunciation
 Linda Grant

I have not seen any of these books yet, so if anyone has further information
on any of them, I would be pleased to hear from you.

Chad D. Nilep
American Language and Culture Program
University of Idaho
Moscow, ID 83844

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