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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 208.28 x 269.24 x 10.16mm | 476.27g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130072532
  • 9780130072535
  • 1,442,467

Table of contents

1 Introduction 1.1 The Speech Process1.2 Language Variation1.3 Self-Analysis1.4 Diagnostic Speech Sample1.5 Analysis of Problems 2 The Phonetic Alphabet 2.1 English Spelling2.2 The Phonetic Alphabet 3 Vowel Overview 3.1 Production of Vowels3.2 American English Vowel Sounds3.3 American English Vowel Sounds in Sentences 4 Vowels in Detail 4.1 Vowels 1-44.2 Vowels 5-84.3 Vowels 9-114.4 Vowels 13-154.5 Same Spelling, Different Pronunciation (Advanced)4.6 Vowel 12 and Vowels Followed by 5 Review of the Phonetic Alphabet and Vowels 5.1 Review Exercises5.2 Dialogues for Vowels 6 Stress 6.1 Stressed and Unstressed Syllables6.2 Vowel Reduction6.3 Dividing Words into Syllables6.4 Stress Placement in Words of Two or More Syllables 7 Stress (Advanced) 7.1 Stress and Vowel Reduction in Noun-Verb Word Pairs7.2 Alternation of Reduced and Full Vowels7.3 Disappearing Syllables 8 Rhythm 8.1 Stress in One-Syllable Words8.2 Weak Forms: Reducing Function Words8.3 Rhythmic Grouping: Pausing and Linking 9 Rhythm (Advanced) 9.1 Breaking the Rules9.2 Words with Variable Stress 10 Stress in Compound Nouns 10.1 Compound Nouns10.2 Introduction to Intonation10.3 Compound Versus Non-compound Constructions (Advanced) 11 Review of Stress and Rhythm 11.1 Reading Passages11.2 Review Exercises 12 Consonant Overview 12.1 Production of Consonants12.2 American' English Consonat Sounds12.3 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 Consonants13.3 Final Voiceless Consonants13.4 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 Rules15.12 Review of Consonants: Place of Articulation 16 Intonation 16.1 Intonation and Sentence Stress16.2 Neutral Pitch Patterns16.3 Moving Sentence Stress16.4 Changing the Pitch Pattern16.5 Choice Questions and Tag Questions (Advanced)16.6 Dialogues for Intonation For Further Reading Glossary Indexshow more

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