Accurate English: A Complete Course in Pronunciation

Accurate English: A Complete Course in Pronunciation

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This pronunciation text helps students achieve a near-native accent.



Teaches vowels, consonants, rhythm, stress, and intonation using principles of articulatory phonetics.
Provides precise illustrations of lip positions of vowels and consonants, and a diagnostic speech sample.
Reinforces theory with numerous practice exercises that include phrases, dialogues, reading passages, and oral presentations.
Includes spelling patterns for ordinary words and academic words.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 208.28 x 269.24 x 10.16mm | 476.27g
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130072532
  • 9780130072535
  • 1,552,367

Table of contents

1 Introduction



1.1 The Speech Process

1.2 Language Variation

1.3 Self-Analysis

1.4 Diagnostic Speech Sample

1.5 Analysis of Problems



2 The Phonetic Alphabet



2.1 English Spelling

2.2 The Phonetic Alphabet



3 Vowel Overview



3.1 Production of Vowels

3.2 American English Vowel Sounds

3.3 American English Vowel Sounds in Sentences



4 Vowels in Detail



4.1 Vowels 1-4

4.2 Vowels 5-8

4.3 Vowels 9-11

4.4 Vowels 13-15

4.5 Same Spelling, Different Pronunciation (Advanced)

4.6 Vowel 12 and Vowels Followed by



5 Review of the Phonetic Alphabet and Vowels



5.1 Review Exercises

5.2 Dialogues for Vowels



6 Stress



6.1 Stressed and Unstressed Syllables

6.2 Vowel Reduction

6.3 Dividing Words into Syllables

6.4 Stress Placement in Words of Two or More Syllables



7 Stress (Advanced)



7.1 Stress and Vowel Reduction in Noun-Verb Word Pairs

7.2 Alternation of Reduced and Full Vowels

7.3 Disappearing Syllables



8 Rhythm



8.1 Stress in One-Syllable Words

8.2 Weak Forms: Reducing Function Words

8.3 Rhythmic Grouping: Pausing and Linking



9 Rhythm (Advanced)



9.1 Breaking the Rules

9.2 Words with Variable Stress



10 Stress in Compound Nouns



10.1 Compound Nouns

10.2 Introduction to Intonation

10.3 Compound Versus Non-compound Constructions (Advanced)



11 Review of Stress and Rhythm



11.1 Reading Passages

11.2 Review Exercises



12 Consonant Overview



12.1 Production of Consonants

12.2 American' English Consonat Sounds

12.3 American English Consonant Sounds in Sentences



13 Difference Between Voiced and Voiceless Consonants



13.1 Aspiration of Initial Voiceless Stops /p t k/

13.2 Vowel Length and Final Consonants

13.3 Final Voiceless Consonants

13.4 North American English /t/ (Advanced)

13.5 Exercises for Voiced and Voiceless Consonants



14 and Endings



14.1 Adding

14.2 Adding

14.3 Consonant Groups



15 Consonants in Detail



15.1 /s/ and /z/

15.2 // and /d/

15.3 /+/ and /f+/

15.4 /d3/ and /y/

15.5 /3/ and Review of /+, t+, d3/

15.6 Final /dz/ and /ts/ (Advanced)

15.7 /f, v, w/

15.8 /h/

15.9 /r/ and /l/

15.10 Final /m, n, K/

15.11 Fast Speech Rules

15.12 Review of Consonants: Place of Articulation



16 Intonation



16.1 Intonation and Sentence Stress

16.2 Neutral Pitch Patterns

16.3 Moving Sentence Stress

16.4 Changing the Pitch Pattern

16.5 Choice Questions and Tag Questions (Advanced)

16.6 Dialogues for Intonation



For Further Reading

Glossary

Index
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