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Gimson's Pronunciation of English

Gimson's Pronunciation of English

by Alan Cruttenden, AC Gimson
     
 

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Since its first publication in 1962, Gimson's Pronunciation of English has been widely acknowledged as the standard book of reference on all aspects of English pronunciation. This sixth edition comprises substantial revisions, with particular emphasis on those areas that have seen rapid expansion or progression over the last five years. The new edition gives

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Since its first publication in 1962, Gimson's Pronunciation of English has been widely acknowledged as the standard book of reference on all aspects of English pronunciation. This sixth edition comprises substantial revisions, with particular emphasis on those areas that have seen rapid expansion or progression over the last five years. The new edition gives additional guidance on how to teach the sounds of English and offers specific advice to foreign learners, for whom a new sub-section on pronouncing dictionaries has been added. As with all previous revisions, great care has been given to preserving the spirit of the original edition, so that it will maintain its position as the preeminent reference in the field.

Editorial Reviews

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'There are books which you need to read, possibly from the library, and books which you need to own. Together with a pronouncing dictionary of English, this excellent update of Gimson's classic description of the pronunciation of English, now completely rewritten by Alan Cruttenden, should be on the bookshelf of every serious student or teacher of English.' - Daniel Hirst, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, France & Tongji University, Shanghai, China

'Unique and unrivalled, of Cruttenden's four successive brilliant re-workings and updatings upon the famous Gimson foundation, this is the most remarkable yet, not least for its groundbreaking new audio-visual Companion Website.' - Jack Windsor-Lewis, formerly of the University of Leeds, UK

'This well-respected volume continues to be an invaluable authority on the pronunciation of English, and the on-going efforts by Alan Cruttenden to keep it updated are exceptionally welcome. In this eighth edition, in addition to the material being revised throughout, there are substantial changes to Chapter 6, on the Historical Background, and also Chapter 7, on Standard and Regional Accents, both of which have largely been rewritten. These updates will ensure this volume continues to be an essential resource for anyone teaching or researching the pronunciation of English, especially with the continued development of on-line resources to accompany the book.' - David Deterding, University of Brunei, Darussalam

'Under Alan Cruttenden’s excellent stewardship, Gimson’s Pronunciation of English continues to be the ultimate authority on the subject of English phonetics; no student or teacher of this subject can do without it.

Cruttenden’s rejection of the term "Received Pronunciation" in favour of "General British" is, in my opinion, timely and his transcriptional revisions to certain vowel symbols reflective of current trends in General British pronunciation.

The commentaries on articulation added to the MRI videos on the companion website are particularly elucidating. I will definitely be referring my students to this informative material.'

- Jane Setter, University of Reading, UK

'...Cruttenden has again done an excellent job in updating GRP so that it remains the chief source of information on the pronunciation of standard English and related accents for English teachers and phoneticians around the world.' - Stanimir V. Rakic, formerly of the University of East Sarajevo, the LINGUIST LIST

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340582657
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/1994
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.98(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Cruttenden is Emeritus Professor of Phonetics, University of Manchester, and a Fellow of the Phonetics Laboratory, University of Oxford.

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