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

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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

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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 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

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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

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

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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

English Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching

English Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching

The 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 ...

Author: Pamela Rogerson-Revell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781623567170

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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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.
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Pronunciation in EFL Instruction

Pronunciation in EFL Instruction

This research-based book addresses these and many other fundamental issues that are currently at the centre of pronunciation teaching.

Author: Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783092635

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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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 to successful 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 teaching. 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: 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

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

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

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"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

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

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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

Investigating English Pronunciation

Investigating English Pronunciation

The English pronunciation teaching in Europe survey: Selected results. Research
in Language, 10 (1): 5–27. Leppänen, S., PitkänenHuhta, A., Nikula, T., Kytölä, S.
, Törmäkangas, T., Nissinen, K., Kääntä, L., Räisänen, T., Laitinen, M., Pahta, ...

Author: Jose A. Mompean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137509437

Category: Education

Page: 345

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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.
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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: 646

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

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

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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

Teaching EFL Pronunciation Why What and How

Teaching EFL Pronunciation  Why  What and How

Finally, I have discussed some pronunciation teaching approaches and advocated a variety of techniques/activities for teaching EFL pronunciation in the classroom.

Author: M Maniruzzaman

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640109197

Category:

Page: 20

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Research Paper from the year 2008 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: none, Jahangirnagar University (Department of English), course: English Pronunciation, 32 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Pronunciation is an integrated and integral part of second/foreign language learning since it directly affects learners' communicative competence as well as performance. Notwithstanding, teaching EFL pronunciation is still peripheral and/or neglected in the syllabus, material and classroom, especially in Bangladesh. Therefore, based on my experience both as a student and a teacher-researcher as well as on a number of existing studies, this paper examines and addresses four major issues concerning teaching EFL pronunciation to learners at different levels. Firstly, I have explored and uncovered the reasons for overlooking teaching pronunciation. Secondly, I have endeavoured to justify the teaching of pronunciation together with the other skills of the target language. Thirdly, I have tried to ascertain a level and the aspects of EFL pronunciation that should be taught. Finally, I have discussed some pronunciation teaching approaches and advocated a variety of techniques/activities for teaching EFL pronunciation in the classroom.
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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

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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.
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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

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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 and Researching English Accents in Native and Non native Speakers

Teaching and Researching English Accents in Native and Non native Speakers

Second language phonology is approached in this book from the perspective of data-based studies into the English sound system as used by native and non-native speakers of the language.

Author: Ewa Waniek-Klimczak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642240195

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 254

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Second language phonology is approached in this book from the perspective of data-based studies into the English sound system as used by native and non-native speakers of the language. The book offers a unique combination of psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and pedagogical approaches, with individual contributions investigating the effect of selected conditioning factors on the pronunciation of English. With all the richness of approaches, it is a strong phonetic background that unifies individual contributions to the volume. Thus, the book contains a large body of original, primary research which will be of interest to experienced scientist, practitioners and lecturers as well as graduate students planning to embark on empirical methods of investigating the nature of the sound system
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

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

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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

Students Views on the Teaching of English Pronunciation in Spain A Survey Based Study

Students    Views on the Teaching of English Pronunciation in Spain  A Survey Based Study

Main study subjects The 20 subjects in the main study belonged to one of four
specific levels of proficiency: five were students of the third year of secondary
school (3rd year ESO), five were in their first year of post-obligatory secondary
school ...

Author: Yolanda Joy CALVO BENZIES

Publisher: Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca

ISBN:

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Desde un punto de vista cuantitativo, los estudios culturales ocupan sin duda un espacio menor. Sin embargo, los tres artículos aquí presentados dan cuenta de la variedad de perspectivas posibles dentro de este apartado. No solo abarcan estos estudios diferentes géneros literarios, sino que recorren diferentes épocas históricas, desde el renacimiento hasta nuestros días. Así, destaca la recepción de la obra de Shakespeare adaptada a los principios estéticos del siglo XVIII español, la aparición de un problema tan actual como la violencia doméstica en el teatro y el cine de mediados del siglo XX o la vinculación de posicionamientos contraculturales de la generación Beat en la música de Bod Dylan. Todos estos estudios exploran, pues, la relación entre las prácticas culturales, la vida diaria y los contextos históricos en los que se producen. Como suele ser habitual, gran parte de las contribuciones presentadas en este volumen se centran en el estudio del aprendizaje del inglés como segunda lengua, una de las principales preocupaciones del sistema educativo español en estos momentos, tanto en la etapa preuniversitaria como universitaria. Es lógico, por tanto, que estos jóvenes investigadores muestren interés por un asunto que atañe a un elevado número de estudiantes en la sociedad actual. Los estudios van desde el análisis de libros de texto utilizados en la enseñanza del inglés, para comprobar si estos textos adoptan correctamente las cuatro destrezas básicas (listening, speaking, speaking, writing) al aprendizaje de la lengua desde el punto de vista de una aproximación comunicativa, hasta la relación de la prosodia y la utilización de audífonos por parte de personas sordas o la percepción que tienen los estudiantes de la pronunciación del inglés. Como se ve, problemas muy cercanos a la realidad pedagógica. Las contribuciones literarias se centran exclusivamente en autores del siglo XX (incluida una adaptación al Londres actual de una obra de Shakespeare), pero recorren todos los géneros literarios, así como el cine. En general, estos estudios se fijan en obras concretas y las analizan desde perspectivas culturales, sociológicas o psicológicas. Podemos encontrar autores consagrados, como Theodore Roethke y Ted Hughes o escritoras más localistas, como la canadiense Jeannette Armstrong, y sobresalen miradas postmodernistas, tanto en el ámbito de la novela como del cine. En definitiva, se trata de una selección de artículos altamente prometedora, que supone un claro desafío al futuro de los Estudios Ingleses. Por todo ello, hay que felicitar a todos los participantes y, sobre todo, a los editores de este volumen, que han demostrado una enorme capacidad de trabajo y entusiasmo.
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