The choice of a pronunciation model for the 21st century learner has become a major issue of debate among applied linguists concerned with teaching English. The standard pronunciation models - Received Pronunciation and General American - have recently been confronted with a new proposal of a Lingua Franca Core (LFC) or English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), put forward as a didactic priority in teaching English pronunciation to foreigners. This volume, which includes selected contributions from the Poznan Linguistic Meetings of 2003 and 2004, does not intend to present yet another model, but sets out to place the teaching and learning of English pronunciation in the context of the 21st century. As the needs of English users are clearly changing fast in the globalizing world, the question is to what extent, if at all, models of pronunciation have been able to keep up with them, and whether they in fact should do so. Thus, key issues in the integration of pronunciation into English as L2 curricula are explored.
Joanna Przedlacka: Models and Myth: Updating the (Non)standard Accents
Dennis R. Preston: How Can You Learn a Language that Isn't There
Barbara Seidlhofer: Language Variation and Change: The Case of English as a Lingua Franca
Peter Trudgill: Native Speaker Segmental Phonological Models and the English Lingua Franca Core
J. C. Wells: Goals in Teaching English Pronunciation
Sylwia Scheuer: Why Native Speakers are (Still) Relevant
Wlodzimierz Sobkowiak: Why Not LFC?
Jolanta Szpyra-Kozlowska: Lingua Franca Core, Phonetic Universals and the Polish Context
Geoffrey Schwartz: The Lingua Franca Core and the Phonetics-Phonology Interface
Jennifer Jenkins: Misinterpretation, Bias, and Resistance to Change: the Case of the Lingua Franca Core
Peter Trudgill: Finding the Speaker-listener Equilibrium: Segmental Phonological Models in EFL
Ewa Waniek-Klimczak/Karol Klimczak: Target in Speech Development: Learners' Views
Katarzyna Janicka/Malgorzata Kul/Jaroslaw Weckwerth: Polish Students' Attitudes to Native English Accents as Models for EFL Pronunciation
Michal Remiszewski: Lingua Franca Core: Picture Incomplete
Esther Grabe/Greg Kochanski/John Coleman: The Intonation of Native Accent Varieties in the British Isles: Potential for Miscommunication?
John M. Levis: Comparing Apples and Oranges? Pedagogical Approaches to Intonation in British and American English
Jane Setter: Communicative Patterns of Intonation in L2 English Teaching and Learning: The Impact of Discourse Approaches
Peter Roach: Representing the English Model
J. C. Wells: Abbreviatory Conventions in Pronunciation Dictionaries
Clive Upton/Lawrence M. Davis/Charles L. Houck: Modelling RP: A Variationist Case
Magdalena Wrembel: An Overview of English Pronunciation Teaching Materials. Patterns of Change: Model Accents, Goals and Priorities
Dafydd Gibbon: Afterword: Navigating Pronunciation in Search of the Golden Fleece.