LINGUIST List 27.1060

Mon Feb 29 2016

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

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Date: 29-Feb-2016
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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

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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

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)


> 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

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

Written In: English (eng)

See this book announcement on our website:

---------------------------------- Publishing Partner ----------------------------------
Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------
Akademie Verlag GmbH
Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cascadilla Press
Classiques Garnier
De Gruyter Mouton
Edinburgh University Press
Elsevier Ltd
Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics
International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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