Pronouncing English: A Stress-based Approach, with CD-Rom

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Georgetown University Press, 2004 - 280 páginas

Pronouncing English is a textbook for teaching English phonetics and phonology, offering an original "stress-based" approach while incorporating all the standard course topics. Drawing on current linguistic theory, it uniquely analyzes prosody first, and then discusses its effects on pronunciation--emphasizing suprasegmental features such as meter, stress, and intonation, then the vowels and consonants themselves.

Distinguished by being the first work of its kind to be based on an exhaustive statistical analysis of all the lexical entries of an entire dictionary, Pronouncing English is complemented by a list of symbols and a glossary. Richard Teschner and M. Stanley Whitley present an improved description of English pronunciation and conclude each chapter with suggestions on how to do a better job of teaching it. An appendix with a brief introduction to acoustic phonetics--the basis for the perception vs. the production of sounds--is also included. Revolutionary in its field, Pronouncing English declares that virtually all aspects of English pronunciation--from the vowel system to the articulation of syllables, words, and sentences--are determined by the presence or absence of stress.

The accompanying CD-ROM carries audio recordings of many of the volume's exercises, more than 100 text and sound files, and data files on which the statistical observations were based.

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The Metric Foot
1
Notes
23
Notes
58
Notes
91
An encapsulated review
126
WrapUp Exercises
132
Notes
163
Consonants
169
Notes
208
Notes
243
Appendix
251
Notes
261
Glossary
263
Index
277
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Richard V. Teschner is a professor in the Department of Languages and Linguistics at the University of Texas, El Paso.

M. Stanley Whitley is professor of Spanish and Linguistics in the Department of Romance Languages at Wake Forest University.

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