Describing Spoken English: An Introduction

Describing Spoken English: An Introduction

by Charles W. Kreidler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415150949

ISBN-13: 9780415150941

Pub. Date: 05/05/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Describing Spoken English provides a practical and descriptive introduction to the pronunciation of contemporary English. It presumes no prior knowledge of phonetics and phonology.
Charles Kreidler describes the principal varieties of English in the world today. Whilst concentrating on the phonological elements they share, the author sets out specific

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Describing Spoken English provides a practical and descriptive introduction to the pronunciation of contemporary English. It presumes no prior knowledge of phonetics and phonology.
Charles Kreidler describes the principal varieties of English in the world today. Whilst concentrating on the phonological elements they share, the author sets out specific differences as minor variations on a theme. Although theoretically orientated towards generative phonology, theory is minimal and the book is clear, comprehensive and accessible to undergraduate and postgraduate students of linguistics and English Language. Numerous exercises are included to encourage further study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415150941
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/05/1997
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Symbols and typographic conventions
1The pronunciation of English1
2Speech13
3The structure of language33
4English consonants49
5English vowels65
6Syllables85
7Strong and weak syllables101
8Word stress123
9Stress in compound words and phrases143
10The role of accent in discourse161
11Intonation177
12Morphemes that vary in form195
Feedback on exercises212
Bibliography225
Index231

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