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American English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice

Paul Carley (University of Leicester, UK) Inger Mees



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28 October 2019
Language: history & general works; Bilingualism & multilingualism; Phonetics, phonology; Grammar, syntax; Secondary schools
American English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice provides an accessible introduction to basic articulatory phonetics for students of American English. Built around an extensive collection of practice materials, this book teaches the pronunciation of modern standard American English to intermediate and advanced learners worldwide.

This book:

* provides an up-to-date description of the pronunciation of modern American English;

* demonstrates the use of each English phoneme with a selection of high-frequency words, both alone and in context in sentences, idiomatic phrases and dialogues;

* provides examples and practice material on commonly confused sounds, including illustrative pronunciation diagrams;

* is supported by a companion website featuring complete audio recordings of practice material to check your pronunciation against;

* can be used not only for studying pronunciation in the classroom but also for independent practice.

American English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice is essential reading for any student studying this topic.
By:   Paul Carley (University of Leicester UK), Inger Mees
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 246mm,  Width: 174mm, 
Weight:   503g
ISBN:   9781138588530
ISBN 10:   1138588539
Pages:   254
Publication Date:   28 October 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Paul Carley is Lecturer in English at Fakeeh College for Medical Sciences, Jeddah, and has held posts at the University of Leicester, the University of Bedfordshire, and at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. He is a regular lecturer at the UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics. Inger M. Mees is Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Society and Communication at the Copenhagen Business School. She has formerly held lectureships at the universities of Leiden and Copenhagen. She is on the academic staff of the UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics.

Reviews for American English Phonetics and Pronunciation Practice

An excellent complement to the authors' volume on General British English. The sections on phonetic theory are wonderfully concise and precise, and the practice material with audio recordings will prove extremely useful to any student wanting to improve their American English pronunciation. Christian Jensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark This much-needed up-to-date description of General American phonetics with its comprehensive practice material will be welcomed by all students of American English. A fantastic achievement. Hiroshi Miura, Senshu University, Japan The authors have succeeded in presenting complex material in a way that renders it accessible to beginners. The book's solid theoretical basis and the abundance of practice material make it a must buy for both teachers and students. I'm sure I will use it in my teaching, and I'll definitely be referring my students to this informative material. Petr Roesel, University of Mainz, Germany

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