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Books: Phonetics & Phonology/ESL

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  1. Andrew Carnie, The Sounds of English: Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers

Message 1: The Sounds of English: Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers

Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 17:22:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: Andrew Carnie <>
Subject: The Sounds of English: Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers

Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers in Southeast Asia

David H. Deterding and Gloria R. Poedjosoedarmo

This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the phonetics
and phonology of English in straightforward language, suitable for
non-specialist readers. It is especially intended for students in
Southeast Asia who are preparing to be English teachers, so in most
cases where examples from non-English languages are given, the
languages are those found in Southeast Asia. In addition, for each of
the major languages of East and Southeast Asia, there is a chapter
giving a brief description of its sound system. These chapters enable
students to make a comparison between the sounds of English and those
of languages they are likely to use or hear.

In the modern world, most students are likely to come into contact
with more than one variety of English. This book therefore provides a
description of the two major standard accents of English that students
are likely to hear on radio, TV and in films: Southern Standard
British (SSB) and General American (GA).

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
2 Speech Production
3 Vowel Sounds
4 English Vowels: SSB Pronunciation
5 English Vowels: GA
6 Consonant Sounds
7 English Consonants
8 Sounds and Symbols
9 Phonemes and Allophones
10 The Syllable: Phonotactics and Consonant Clusters
11 Suprasegmental Features of English: Word Stress
12 Suprasegmental Aspects of Speech: Stress and Rhythm
13 Suprasegmental Aspects of Speech: Tones and Intonation
14 Suprasegmental Features of English: More on Stress and Intonation
15 Other Features of Connected Speech
16 Language Variation
17 A New Variety: Singapore English Pronunciation
18 The Contrastive Analysis of Sound Systems and Language Teaching
19 The Malay Sound System
20 The Javanese Sound System
21 The Mandarin Chinese Sound System
22 The Sound Systems of Some Chinese Dialects
23 The Thai Sound System
24 The Tamil Sound System
25 The Tagalog Sound System
26 The Japanese Sound System
27 The Korean Sound System
28 Computer Analysis of Speech
29 Using Computers to Teach Pronunciation
Key to Practice Activities


Prentice Hall, Singapore
ISBN: 0-13-096011-X (paper)
Extent: approx. 304 pages
Trim size: 9.25" * 7"
Pub date: July 1998
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