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Ta(l)king English Phonetics Across Frontiers
     

Ta(l)king English Phonetics Across Frontiers

by Tatjana Paunovic (Editor), Biljana Cubrovic (Editor)
 

Highlighting some interesting and intriguing aspects of English phonetics and phonology from a variety of perspectives, this book brings up a number of empirical questions in order to emphasize the necessity of taking a very broad view of what spoken English means in today's socio-cultural context. English has become a truly global means of communication, used as a

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Highlighting some interesting and intriguing aspects of English phonetics and phonology from a variety of perspectives, this book brings up a number of empirical questions in order to emphasize the necessity of taking a very broad view of what spoken English means in today's socio-cultural context. English has become a truly global means of communication, used as a first, second, or additional language by millions and millions of diverse speakers, in a multitude of different communicative contexts, so that the very notions of native and non-native seem to have changed profoundly, as have the notions of central/ peripheral and standard/ non-standard with regard to English varieties spoken around the globe. Therefore, today more than ever before, in studying English phonetics many small research steps need to be taken to provide diverse and broad empirical data from as many different standpoints as possible. This collection indeed looks at English phonetics from a wide spectrum of perspectives, including those of native or EFL speakers, language varieties, L2 language teaching and learning, as well as language contact, development, and change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781443813037
Publisher:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Biljana Cubrovic (PhD) is Assistant Professor in the English Department, University of Belgrade (Serbia). She is the author of The Phonological Structure of Recent French Loanwords in Contemporary English (2005) and A Workbook of English Phonology. Dr. Cubrovic is Editor-in-Chief of the Philologia journal for the study of language, literature and culture, and Associate Editor of The Linguistics Journal. Tatjana Paunovic (PhD) is Associate Professor in the English Department, University of Nis (Serbia). She authored English phonetics and phonology for Serbian EFL students (2007) and Phonetics and/ or Phonology? A Critical Review of the 20th century Phonological Theories (2003, in Serbian). She currently works on the Serbian Language and Social Changes project (Serbian Ministry of Science and Ecology).

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