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Title: Gimson's Pronunciation of English, Sixth edition
Edited By: Alan Cruttenden
Description:

'This updated edition of Gimson's classic will maintain its status as the
foremost description of British varieties of English pronunciation.'
International Phonetic Association

Since its publication, 'Gimson's Pronunciation of English' has been
acknowledged as the standard description, both comprehensive and
accessible, of spoken English: an essential book for anyone studying the
sounds and tones of English or teaching English pronunciation and
intonation to non-native speakers.

This 6th edition comprises detailed revision throughout, with particular
emphasis on those areas which have seen rapid changes in the last five
years. The chapter on 'Standard and regional accents' has been expanded to
accurately reflect changes in attitude to language standards, with a
particular focus on recently recognised variation within a wider Received
Pronunciation, such as Estuary English.

The new edition continues to provide valuable guidance on how to teach the
sounds of English to foreign learners, for whom a new subsection on
pronouncing dictionaries has been added. In addition, many other sections
have been substantially rewritten, including those on the syllable and
phonotactics and on word accent, with new spectrograms added to improve the
acoustic information.

As with all previous editions of this classic work, great care has been
taken to preserve the spirit of the original edition, such that 'Gimson's
Pronunciation of English' will maintain its position as the standard
reference book in the field for many years to come.

Contents:
List of phonetic symbols and signs
Part 1 - Speech and language
Communication
The production of speech
The sounds of speech
The description and classification of speech sounds
Sounds in language
Part 2 - The sound of English
The historical background
Standard and regional accents
The English vowels
The English consonants
Part 3 - The word and connected speech
Words
Connected speech
Words in connected speech
Teaching the pronunciation of English

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Subject Language(s): English

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340759720
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 360
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99