Teaching Pronunciation : A Reference for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Paperback Book

Teaching Pronunciation : A Reference for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Paperback

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This thorough book, drawing on theory and practice, offers a comprehensive treatment of pronunciation pedagogy.

Teaching Pronunciation offers current and prospective teachers of English a comprehensive treatment of pronunciation pedagogy, drawing on current theory and practice.

An overview of teaching issues from the perspective of different methodologies and second language acquisition research is provided.

It has a thorough grounding in the sound system of North American English, and contains insights into how this sound system intersects with listening, morphology, and spelling.

It also contains diagnostic tools, assessment measures, and suggestions for syllabus design.

Follow-up exercises guide teachers in developing a range of classroom activities within a communicative framework.

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This book presents an authoritative overview of research in interlanguage phonology. Collected from a wide range of sources, both classic articles and previously unpublished articles summarize current work and provide new directions for future research. Major issues in phonology such as language transfer, developmental trends and markedness are addressed from different perspectives supported by empirical data. Well-integrated, each section is preceded by an introduction which provides an overview of the material covered.