Note: This is the second edition of a previously announced book.
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.