Applied English Phonology: For ESL/EFL Teacher

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This book helps teachers of English to provide speakers of other languages the basic information and tools they need to help their students master the phonological system of English. The elements emphasized are those that contribute to more effective classroom practices. More specifically, teachers of English as a second or foreign language will find this book of value to them in a number of ways: as a tool to sharpen their own ears to hear some sounds that they might not have heard or been aware of before; as a tool to help them pronounce English sounds more intelligibly and accurately; as a resource on the phonological system of English; as a contributing factor to more effective linguistic pedagogy in the classroom; and as a way of developing a more wholesome attitude towards language, all aspects of language teaching and learning in general, and toward pronunciation in particular. A glossary of technical terms and a list of study questions are included.

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Tesol Quarterly
...provides a novice teacher with the elements that contribute to more effective classroom practice. This book fills a void: the need for teacher education books that have linguistic content and address the skill of L2 teaching and lesson planning.
Tesol Quarterly
"...provides a novice teacher with the elements that contribute to more effective classroom practice. This book fills a void: the need for teacher education books that have linguistic content and address the skill of L2 teaching and lesson planning."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761806417
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 12/26/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 124
  • Sales rank: 1,439,522
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Raja T. Nasr is Professor of Education and Applied Linguistics at Marymount University in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Place of Phonology in Language Study 1
Ch. 2 Phonetics 5
Ch. 3 The Production of Speech Sounds 11
Ch. 4 Phonetic Exercises 15
Ch. 5 Phonemics 21
Ch. 6 The English Consonants 27
Ch. 7 The English Vowels 35
Ch. 8 The English Prosodic Features 41
Ch. 9 Language Acquisition 47
Ch. 10 Types of Contrastive Analysis in Applied Linguistics 53
Ch. 11 Sample Problems Facing ESL/EFL Learners 57
Ch. 12 The Mastery of English Phonology 65
Ch. 13 Teaching and Learning English Phonology 71
Ch. 14 English Spelling and Pronunciation Correlated 83
Study Questions 93
Glossary of Technical Terms 97
Selected Bibliographical References 109
Index 111
About the Author 113
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