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LINGUIST List 25.1400

Mon Mar 24 2014

Books: Gimson's Pronunciation of English: Cruttenden

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 24-Mar-2014
From: Harriet Connor <harriet.connortandf.co.uk>
Subject: Gimson's Pronunciation of English: Cruttenden
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Title: Gimson's Pronunciation of English
Subtitle: 8th Edition
Published: 2014
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
                http://www.routledge.com/

Book URL: http://www.routledge.com/u/Cruttenden/

Author: Alan Cruttenden
Hardback: ISBN: 9780415721745 Pages: 382 Price: U.S. $ 160.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781444183092 Pages: 382 Price: U.S. $ 55.95
Abstract:

Since its first publication in 1962, Gimson’s Pronunciation of English has been the essential reference book for anyone studying or teaching the pronunciation of English.

This eighth edition has been updated to describe General British (GB) as the principal accent, rather than RP, and the accompanying transcriptions have been brought into line with recent changes in pronunciation. This latest edition also includes completely rewritten chapters on the history of the language and the emergence of a standard, alongside a justification for the change from RP to GB.

A further bonus to this important text is its extensive and attractive new Companion Website (www.routledge.com/cw/cruttenden), which now includes moment-by-moment commentaries on videos showing the articulation of all GB consonants and vowels in spoken phrases, as well as cross-referencing between the book and these videos. The Companion Website also includes new recordings of Old English, Middle English, and Early Modern English, and features links to recordings of recent and current GB with comments and transcriptions.

Comprehensive yet accessible, Gimson’s Pronunciation of English remains the indispensable reference book for anyone for anyone with an interest in English phonetics.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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