LINGUIST List 27.1060

Mon Feb 29 2016

Books: English Pronunciation for Speakers of Spanish: González, de los Ángeles, Sánchez Roura

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 29-Feb-2016
From: Linda McGrath <linda.mcgrathdegruyter.com>
Subject: English Pronunciation for Speakers of Spanish: González, de los Ángeles, Sánchez Roura
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Title: English Pronunciation for Speakers of Spanish
Subtitle: From Theory to Practice
Published: 2016
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/460440

Author: Gómez González
Author: María de los Ángeles
Author: Teresa Sánchez Roura
Electronic: ISBN: 9781501502941 Pages: 406 Price: Europe EURO 600.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9781501510960 Pages: 406 Price: Europe EURO 39.95
Abstract:

English Pronunciation for Speakers of Spanish fills a gaping hole in the market for books on English phonetics and pronunciation because it not only combines theoretical issues and applications to practice, but it also adopts a contrastive English-Spanish approach to better suit the needs of Spanish-speaking learners of English (SSLE), enabling them to build gradually on the knowledge gained in each chapter.

The book covers the key concepts of English phonetics and phonology in seven chapters written in an accessible and engaging style:

1. Phonetics and Phonology
2. The Production and Classification of Speech Sounds
3. Vowels and Glides
4. Consonants
5. Segment Dynamics: Aspects of Connected Speech
6. Beyond the Segment: Stress and Intonation
7. Predicting Pronunciation from Spelling (and vice versa)

Features:

> in-text audio illustrations, as well as over a hundred written and audio exercises with corresponding keys and different kinds of artwork (Tables, Figures, illustrations, spectrograms, etc.)

> classic readings in the discipline in the Further Reading section of each chapter

> highlights the phonetic contrasts and specific cues that are more important to aid comprehension in English and offers guidelines on "correct" pronunciation habits to help SSLE sound as close as possible to native English
The book's companion website, EPSS Multimedia Lab, can be used on computers, smartphones and tablets, and is useful for the self-taught student and the busy lecturer alike.

Features of the website:

> a complete sound bank defining and illustrating the sounds of English RP as compared with those of Peninsular Spanish

> written definitions and animated diagrams, videos and original recordings (by native speakers of English and Spanish) showing the articulation of each sound, alongside its most common spellings, as well as pronunciation practice for individual words and whole sentences

> a comprehensive selection of over a hundred written and audio exercises (with their keys) for practice both at home or in the language lab

> audio files corresponding to the audio illustrations given in the written book

> a repository of useful resources by topics and a list of online glossaries and pronunciation dictionaries

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Phonetics
                            Phonology

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            Spanish (spa)
Language Family(ies): Latin Subgroup

Written In: English (eng)

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=98533


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