English Pronunciation Teaching and Research

English Pronunciation Teaching and Research

This book offers contemporary perspectives on English pronunciation teaching and research in the context of increasing multilingualism and English as an international language.

Author: Martha C. Pennington

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137476777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

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This book offers contemporary perspectives on English pronunciation teaching and research in the context of increasing multilingualism and English as an international language. It reviews current theory and practice in pronunciation pedagogy, language learning, language assessment, and technological developments, and presents an expanded view of pronunciation in communication, education, and employment. Its eight chapters provide a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of pronunciation and the linguistic and social functions it fulfils. Topics include pronunciation in first and second language acquisition; instructional approaches and factors impacting teachers’ curriculum decisions; methods for assessing pronunciation; the use of technology for pronunciation teaching, learning, and testing; pronunciation issues of teachers who are second-language speakers; and applications of pronunciation research and pedagogy in L1 literacy and speech therapy, forensic linguistics, and health, workplace, and political communication. The chapters also critically examine the research base supporting specific teaching approaches and identify research gaps in need of further investigation. This rigorous work will provide an invaluable resource for teachers and teacher educators; in addition to researchers in the fields of applied linguistics, phonology and communication.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching and Researching the Pronunciation of English

Teaching and Researching the Pronunciation of English

The book contains contributions from practitioners and theoreticians who explore the pronunciation of English from various perspectives: phonetic, phonological, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic.

Author: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319110929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

View: 991

The book contains contributions from practitioners and theoreticians who explore the pronunciation of English from various perspectives: phonetic, phonological, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic. In accordance with the unifying theme of the volume, individual contributions investigate the characteristics of a foreign accent, its production and perception, study the development of methods and techniques in pronunciation teaching, evaluate their use in classroom materials and in the classroom itself, and investigate the conditions for second language learning and teaching from the perspective of learners and teachers. The book offers a unique combination of a scholarly research with practical applications, inspired over the years by the work of Professor Włodzimierz Sobkowiak, who has researched pronunciation teaching and pioneered technology-oriented, corpus-based approaches to the study of English pronunciation in Poland.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pronunciation for English as an International Language

Pronunciation for English as an International Language

The book follows an easy to follow format which ensures the reader will have a comprehensive grasp of each given topic by the end of the chapter.

Author: Ee-Ling Low

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317803577

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 231

Pronunciation plays a crucial role in learning English as an international language, yet often remains marginalised by educators due to a lack of required phonetic and phonological knowledge. Pronunciation for English as an International Language bridges the gap between phonetics, phonology and pronunciation and provides the reader with a research based guide on how best to teach the English language. The book follows an easy to follow format which ensures the reader will have a comprehensive grasp of each given topic by the end of the chapter. Key ideas explored include: • Articulation of English speech sounds and basic transcription • Connected speech processes • Current issues in English language pronunciation teaching • Multimedia in English language pronunciation practice • Using speech analysis to investigate pronunciation features Using the latest research, Pronunciation for English as an International Language will facilitate effective teaching and learning for any individual involved in teaching English as a second, foreign or international language.
Categories: Education

English Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching

English Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching

This book aims to provide a clear description of key aspects of English phonology in order to help teachers diagnose and prioritize problem areas in pronunciation.

Author: Pamela Rogerson-Revell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781623567170

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 466

This book aims to provide a clear description of key aspects of English phonology in order to help teachers diagnose and prioritize problem areas in pronunciation. It also aims to develop an awareness of current issues and relevant research in the field to inform teachers decisions, not only about what to teach, but how to teach pronunciation, particularly in EIL contexts. Specifically, it aims to enable readers to: * Understand key terms and concepts in phonology and phonetics * Become aware of current issues and debates in research and apply these to pronunciation teaching, particularly in EIL contexts * Conduct phonological analysis of learner language, including phonemic transcription * Diagnose and assess learner's pronunciation difficulties and needs * Plan a structured pronunciation syllabus The book assumes no prior knowledge and is a key resource for both newcomers and experienced practitioners in the fields of English Language Teaching as well as students of applied linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Pronunciation in EFL Instruction

Pronunciation in EFL Instruction

This book addresses issues and debates at the centre of English pronunciation teaching.

Author: Jolanta Szpyra

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783092611

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 249

View: 550

In view of recent debates on the global spread of English and its international lingua franca role, what pronunciation models are appropriate for millions of EFL learners? Which aspects of English phonetics should be taught to foreign students and which can be neglected with little loss in communication? How can English pronunciation be taught in an interesting and effective way which is both learner- and teacher-friendly, in accordance with the latest scholarly and technological achievements? This research-based book addresses these and many other fundamental issues that are currently at the centre of pronunciation research. It offers a wealth of new theoretical ideas and practical solutions to various phonodidactic problems that arise in EFL contexts, approaching pronunciation instruction from global and local perspectives and supporting its theoretical claims with extensive empirical evidence. It will be of interest to EFL teachers and teacher trainers, pronunciation specialists and students of applied linguistics.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Handbook of English Pronunciation

The Handbook of English Pronunciation

The Handbook of English Pronunciation presents a comprehensive exploration of English pronunciation with essential topics for applied linguistics researchers and teachers, including language acquisition, varieties of English, historical ...

Author: Marnie Reed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119055266

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

View: 656

The Handbook of English Pronunciation presents a comprehensive exploration of English pronunciation with essential topics for applied linguistics researchers and teachers, including language acquisition, varieties of English, historical perspectives, accent’s changing role, and connections to discourse, technology, and pedagogy. Provides thorough descriptions of all elements of English pronunciation Features contributions from a global list of authors, reflecting the finest scholarship available Explores a careful balance of issues and topics important to both researchers and teachers Provides a historical understanding of the importance of pronunciation and examines some of the major ways English is pronounced today throughout the world Considers practical concerns about how research and practice interact in teaching pronunciation in the classroom
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching Pronunciation

Teaching Pronunciation

The text provides: - an overview of teaching issues from the perspective of different methodologies and second language acquisition research - innovative teaching techniques - a thorough grounding in the sound system of North American ...

Author: Celce-Murcia

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521406943

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 435

View: 186

"This course offers current and prospective teachers of English a comprehensive treatment of pronunciation pedagogy, drawing on both current theory and practice. The text provides: - an overview of teaching issues from the perspective of different methodologies and second language acquisition research - innovative teaching techniques - a thorough grounding in the sound system of North American English - insight into how this sound system intersects with spelling, morphology, listening, and discourse - diagnostic tools and assessment measures - suggestions for syllabus design. Discussion questions and exercises encourage teachers to draw on their personal language learning/teaching experience as they assimilate the contents of each chapter. A training cassette offers practice in assessing learners' pronunciation"--Publishers's website.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

English Pronunciation in L2 Instruction

English Pronunciation in L2 Instruction

This book provides an overview of pronunciation teaching and learning practices in secondary schools, providing insights into secondary school learners' needs, expectations and motivation regarding the importance of learning English and ...

Author: Anna Jarosz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030138929

Category: Education

Page: 165

View: 625

This book provides an overview of pronunciation teaching and learning practices in secondary schools, providing insights into secondary school learners' needs, expectations and motivation regarding the importance of learning English and particularly English pronunciation. It presents a summary of the research on L2 pronunciation acquisition, teaching techniques and factors affecting the learning process as well as the results and conclusions of a longitudinal study conducted in a Polish secondary school. The study indicates that learners consider pronunciation a crucial component of English learning and a predictor of successful communication. Moreover, it shows that accuracy is highly valued by learners, and that systematic and regular pronunciation instruction, even if devoted mainly to segments, has the potential to contribute to the overall improvement in learners' communicative competence and their confidence as speakers and users of English. The book is based on the first-hand experience of a teacher-researcher.
Categories: Education

Investigating English Pronunciation

Investigating English Pronunciation

Survey of the teaching of pronunciation in adult ESL programs in Canada. ...
Pronunciation myths: Applying second language research to classroom teaching
(pp. ... The English pronunciation teaching in Europe survey: Selected results.

Author: Jose A. Mompean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137509437

Category: Education

Page: 345

View: 299

This book updates the latest research in the field of 'English pronunciation', providing readers with a number of original contributions that represent trends in the field. Topics include sociophonetic or sound-symbolic aspects of pronunciation English pronunciation teaching and learning.
Categories: Education

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

English Language Teaching, 3, 113–122. Avery, P., & Ehrlich, S. (1992).
Teaching American English pronunciation. New York, NY: Oxford University
Press. Baker, A., & Murphy, J. (2011). Knowledge base of pronunciation teaching:
Staking ...

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317508366

Category: Education

Page: 514

View: 767

Volume III of the Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning, like Volumes I and II, is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current research into social contexts of second language (L2)/foreign language (FL) teaching and learning; language policy; curriculum; types of instruction; incremental language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar; international communication; pragmatics; assessment and testing. It differs from earlier volumes in its main purpose—to provide a more in-depth discussion and detailed focus on the development of the essential language skills required for any type of communication: speaking, listening, reading, vocabulary, grammar, and writing. Volume III preserves continuity with previous volumes in its coverage of all the classical areas of research in L2/FL teaching and learning and applied linguistics, but rather than offering a historical review of disciplinary traditions, it explores innovations and new directions of research, acknowledges the enormous complexity of teaching and learning the essential language abilities, and offers a diversity of perspectives. Chapter authors are all leading authorities in their disciplinary areas. What’s new in Volume III? Updates the prominent areas of research, including the sub-disciplines addressed in Volumes I and II, and represents the disciplinary mainstays Considers and discusses perspectives held by different schools of thought on the what, the how, and the why of teaching foundational language skills, including theories, pedagogical principles, and their implementation in practice Captures new and ongoing developments and trends in the key areas of L2/FL teaching and learning, and innovative research topics that have gained substantial recognition in current publications, including the role of corpora, technology, and digital literacy in L2/FL teaching and learning Examines new trends in language pedagogy and research, such as an increased societal emphasis on teaching academic language for schooling, somewhat contradictory definitions of literacy, and the growing needs for instruction in intercultural communication.
Categories: Education

Pronunciation and Phonetics

Pronunciation and Phonetics

This engaging, succinct text is an introduction to both phonetics and phonology as applied to the teaching of pronunciation to English language learners.

Author: Adam Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317935698

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 312

View: 645

This engaging, succinct text is an introduction to both phonetics and phonology as applied to the teaching of pronunciation to English language learners. Section 1 selectively covers the main areas of phonetics and phonology, without going into any area in more depth than the average English language teacher requires or that the average English language teacher trainee can handle. Section 2 focuses on practical issues related to learners and how they learn languages, and what represents good practice in terms of classroom activities for pronunciation—including aspects such as targets, motivation and priorities. The chapters end with activities to help the reader understand concepts. Section 3 provides innovative sample activities which put into practice the theoretical points covered in the first two sections, answers to the various exercises, recommended further reading (both print and non-print), a glossary of technical phonetic terms, and a bibliography of works on pronunciation teaching. The text is accompanied by a Companion Website with audio recordings of model pronunciations and audio material relating to the activities.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Pronunciation Myths

Pronunciation Myths

This volume was conceived as a "best practices" resource for pronunciation and speaking teachers in the way that Vocabulary Myths by Keith S. Folse is one for reading and vocabulary teachers.

Author: Linda Grant

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472035168

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 127

This volume was conceived as a "best practices" resource for pronunciation and speaking teachers in the way that Vocabulary Myths by Keith S. Folse is one for reading and vocabulary teachers. Like others in the Myths series, this book combines research with good pedagogical practices. The book opens with a Prologue by Linda Grant (author of the Well Said textbook series), which reviews the last four decades of pronunciation teaching, the differences between accent and intelligibility, the rudiments of the English sound system, and other factors related to the ways that pronunciation is learned and taught. The myths challenged in this book are: § Once you’ve been speaking a second language for years, it’s too late to change your pronunciation. (Derwing and Munro) § Pronunciation instruction is not appropriate for beginning-level learners. (Zielinski and Yates) § Pronunciation teaching has to establish in the minds of language learners a set of distinct consonant and vowel sounds. (Field) § Intonation is hard to teach. (Gilbert) § Students would make better progress if they just practiced more. (Grant) § Accent reduction and pronunciation instruction are the same thing. (Thomson) § Teacher training programs provide adequate preparation in how to teach pronunciation (Murphy). The book concludes with an Epilogue by Donna M. Brinton, who synthesizes some of the best practices explored in the volume.
Categories: Education

Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription

Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription

Now in its second edition, this ground-breaking work addresses speech production characteristics and provides detailed instruction in both phonetic and phonemic transcription of the dialect.

Author: Felicity Cox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108661553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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Australian English Pronunciation and Transcription is the first textbook to clearly describe Australian English speech patterns. Now in its second edition, this ground-breaking work addresses speech production characteristics and provides detailed instruction in both phonetic and phonemic transcription of the dialect. Each chapter features practical exercises to allow readers to develop skills and test their knowledge as they progress through the text. These exercises are complemented by an extensive companion website, which contains valuable explanatory materials, audio examples and accompanying activities for students. A new assessment bank includes exercises of varying difficulty, allowing lecturers to build unique assessment tasks tailored to their students' needs. Drawing on their extensive experience as teachers and researchers in phonetics and phonology, Felicity Cox and new author Janet Fletcher have crafted a comprehensive resource that remains essential reading for students, teachers and practitioners of linguistics, speech pathology and language education.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World

English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World

examine the nature of accent, from different perspectives, and of pronunciation
teaching. ... theory, in sociolinguistic approaches to global English, and in
emerging research paradigms such as World Englishes and English as a Lingua
Franca.

Author: Andrew Sewell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317702580

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

View: 959

This book explores the topics of English accents and pronunciation. It highlights their connections with several important issues in the study of English in the world, including intelligibility, identity, and globalization. The unifying strand is provided by English pronunciation models: what do these models consist of, and why? The focus on pronunciation teaching is combined with sociolinguistic perspectives on global English, and the wider question asked by the book is: what does it mean to teach English pronunciation in a globalized world? The book takes Hong Kong – ‘Asia’s World City’ – as a case study of how global and local influences interact, and of how decisions about teaching need to reflect this interaction. It critically examines existing approaches to global English, such as World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca, and considers their contributions as well as their limitations in the Hong Kong context. A data-based approach with quantitative and qualitative data anchors the discussion and assists in the development of criteria for the contents of pronunciation models. English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World: Accent, Acceptability and Hong Kong English discusses, among other issues: Global English: A socio-linguistic toolkit Accents and Communication: Intelligibility in global English Teaching English Pronunciation: The models debate Somewhere Between: Accent and pronunciation in Hong Kong Researchers and practitioners of English studies and applied linguistics will find this book an insightful resource.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Teaching English Pronunciation

Teaching English Pronunciation

This book is an accessible introduction to many of the aspects that are involved in teaching English pronunciation.

Author: Holger Schmitt

Publisher: Universitatsverlag Winter

ISBN: 382536593X

Category: English language

Page: 236

View: 473

Pronunciation teaching has sometimes been referred to as the 'Cinderella of language teaching', implying that, like Cinderella in the folk tale, it has come to be neglected, compared to her 'jealous sisters' lexis, grammar and culture. One reason for this neglect is that many teachers do not feel adequately equipped to teach pronunciation beyond giving a few simple instructions like 'Put your tongue between your teeth to form the th-sound'. This book is an accessible introduction to many of the aspects that are involved in teaching English pronunciation. It starts out with the question of why pronunciation matters in the first place, looks at the models to be aimed at, reviews the factors that influence pronunciation, introduces methods and tools for pronunciation teaching and discusses the most important specific problems that learners of English with a German-language background (be it L1 or L2) have. It comes with a CD that contains a number of samples of German-influenced English for discussion and research.
Categories: English language

Teaching American English Pronunciation

Teaching American English Pronunciation

Author:

Publisher: Routledgefalmer (UK)

ISBN: 0194328155

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 254

View: 571

Provides a clear, thorough description of the sound system of English Includes practical ideas for overcoming common pronunciation problems Looks at the specific problems that speakers of fifteen different languages have when speaking English Describes a number of classroom techniques to help improve pupils' pronunciation written by leading classroom practitioners Suitable for both trainee ESL teachers on Master's TESOL courses and for new and experienced practising teachers
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Issues in Accents of English 2

Issues in Accents of English 2

This book explores variability and norm in accent production and perception by native and non-native speakers of English.

Author: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443817368

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

View: 430

This book explores variability and norm in accent production and perception by native and non-native speakers of English. The issues discussed range from description of selected phenomena in native and non-native accents of English, analysis of similarities and differences between accents, their intelligibility and attitudinal value, through reports on the role of identity and motivation in learning English pronunciation, research methods in pronunciation teaching and ultimate attainment, to discussion of different aspects of stress, rhythm and timing in the organisation of speech. The volume contains contributions based on original data collected and analysed by researchers active in the fields of accent variability and English pronunciation teaching. The studies adopt sociolinguistic and/or applied linguistics perspectives in their descriptive and experimental accounts of native and non-native accents, addressing questions as to the sources of variability and the nature of the norms accepted or imposed in language acquisition and usage. By bringing the results of numerous studies into the foreground, the volume hopes to contribute to accent and pronunciation teaching and stimulate further discussion in the field of applied phonetics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Intelligibility Oral Communication and the Teaching of Pronunciation

Intelligibility  Oral Communication  and the Teaching of Pronunciation

An intelligibility-based approach to teaching that presents pronunciation as critical, yet neglected, in communicative language teaching.

Author: John M. Levis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108416627

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 300

View: 352

An intelligibility-based approach to teaching that presents pronunciation as critical, yet neglected, in communicative language teaching.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Pronunciation Learning Strategies and Language Anxiety

Pronunciation Learning Strategies and Language Anxiety

This book presents theoretical considerations and the results of empirical research on pronunciation learning strategies (PLS) deployed by pre-service trainee teachers majoring in English as a foreign language who experienced different ...

Author: Magdalena Szyszka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319506425

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 416

This book presents theoretical considerations and the results of empirical research on pronunciation learning strategies (PLS) deployed by pre-service trainee teachers majoring in English as a foreign language who experienced different levels of language anxiety (LA). The theoretical part focuses on the concepts of pronunciation learning, pronunciation-learning strategies and language anxiety and includes an overview of recent empirical research dealing with various related issues. The empirical section of the book presents the findings of a research project that investigated the interplay between PLS and LA, in which both quantitative and qualitative data were collected. Based on the findings, the author proposes two profiles of anxious and non-anxious EFL trainee teachers who support their pronunciation learning with an array of pronunciation learning strategies and tactics.
Categories: Education

English Language Teaching Research in the Middle East and North Africa

English Language Teaching Research in the Middle East and North Africa

In ISLT, oral achievement is perceived as the sum of students' scores in speaking
and pronunciation exams. ... according to the information provided by ISLT
English oral expression teachers and ISLT English pronunciation teachers. Table
4 ...

Author: Sahbi Hidri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319985336

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 716

View: 346

This edited collection examines a range of English Language Teaching (ELT) research in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). While the MENA context has witnessed considerable change in recent years, it has so far been under-represented in ELT research at both the regional and the international level. This book aims to fill that gap by surveying the current state of the field, examining in detail a range of issues and concepts, and suggesting future directions for further research. It will be of interest to ELT researchers and practitioners in general - not just those based in MENA contexts themselves.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines