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Practical English Phonetics and Phonology


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Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables

Audio recordings (on companion website)

Prefaces and acknowledgements

Phonetic symbols

English phonemic transcription key

A Introduction

1 English worldwide

2 Phoneme, allophone and syllable

3 Connected speech and phonemic transcription

4 How we produce speech

5 Consonant possibilities

6 English consonants

7 Vowel possibilities

8 English vowels

9 English spelling

B Development

1 Phoneme and syllable revisited

2 Features of connected speech

3 Stress and rhythm

4 Speech melody

5 Pronunciation change

6 Teaching a foreign language

7 Learning a foreign language

C Exploration

1 Accent variation: General American

2 Accents of the British Isles 1: England

3 Accents of the British Isles 2: Celtic-influenced varieties

4 World accent varieties 1: North America

5 World accent varieties 2: the Southern Hemisphere

6 World accent varieties 3: second-language varieties and creole-influenced speech

D Extension

1 Attitudes to accents (Daniel Jones)

2 Preliminaries to teaching pronunciation (Peter Avery and Susan Ehrlich)

3 English accents and their implications for spelling reform (J. C. Wells)

4 Teaching the pronunciation of English (David Crystal)

5 Syllabification and allophony (J. C. Wells)


Further reading



The International Phonetic Alphabet 307

About the Author

Beverley Collins (1938-2014) held lectureships in phonetics at the universities of Lancaster and Leiden, and was Visiting Professor at Ghent University. He was also 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 also held posts at the universities of Leiden and Copenhagen. She is on the academic staff of the UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics. Paul Carley has held posts at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht and the universities of Bedfordshire and Leicester. He is a regular lecturer on the UCL Summer Course in English Phonetics.

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