Better English Pronunciation Cassettes 2

Author: J. D. O'Connor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521263492
Release Date: 1984-01-02
Genre: Foreign Language Study

It is a highly successful and widely-used text on pronunciation. It provides a systematic and thorough introduction to the pronunciation of English to help intermediate and more advanced students improve their pronunciation of the spoken language. A recording of all the practice material in the book is available on CDs.

Better English Pronunciation

Author: J. D. O'Connor
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521058597
Release Date: 1967-06-02
Genre: Foreign Language Study

This is a cassette of a highly successful and widely-used text on pronunciation. It provides a systematic and thorough introduction to the pronunciation of English to help intermediate and more advanced students improve their pronunciation of the spoken language. A recording of all the practice material in the book is available on the cassettes.

English Pronunciation in L2 Instruction

Author: Anna Jarosz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783030138929
Release Date: 2019
Genre: Applied linguistics

This book provides an overview of pronunciation teaching and learning practices in secondary schools, providing insights into secondary school learners' needs, expectations and motivation regarding the importance of learning English and particularly English pronunciation. It presents a summary of the research on L2 pronunciation acquisition, teaching techniques and factors affecting the learning process as well as the results and conclusions of a longitudinal study conducted in a Polish secondary school. The study indicates that learners consider pronunciation a crucial component of English learning and a predictor of successful communication. Moreover, it shows that accuracy is highly valued by learners, and that systematic and regular pronunciation instruction, even if devoted mainly to segments, has the potential to contribute to the overall improvement in learners' communicative competence and their confidence as speakers and users of English. The book is based on the first-hand experience of a teacher-researcher.

English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth Century

Author: Joan C. Beal
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199256675
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Thomas Spence (1750-1814) was a native of Newcastle upon Tyne who is best known for his political writings, and more particularly for his radical 'Plan' for social reform involving common ownership of the land. One hitherto neglected aspect of Spence's Plan was his proposal to extend thebenefits of reading and of 'correct' pronunciation to the lower classes by means of a phonetic script of his own devising, first set out and used in Spence's Grand Repository of the English Language (1775).The Grand Repository was one of many English pronouncing dictionaries produced in the late eighteenth-century to satisfy the growing demands for a clear guide to 'correct' pronunciation. It differs from its contemporaries firstly in that it was intended primarily for the lower classes, and secondlyin that it is the only eighteenth-century pronouncing dictionary of English to use a truly 'phonetic' script in the sense of one sound being represented by one symbol.In this fascinating and unique account, Beal pays particular attention to the actual pronunciations advocated by Spence and his contemporaries with a view to reconstructing what was felt to be 'correct' pronunciation in eighteenth-century Britain. With broad appeal to linguists and historians alike,this study highlights the importance of pronouncing dictionaries as a resource for the historical phonologist, and provides a valuable addition to the limited body of knowledge on eighteenth-century pronunciation.

Gimson s Pronunciation of English

Author: Alan Cruttenden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134669417
Release Date: 2014-02-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Since its first publication in 1962, Gimson’s Pronunciation of English has been the essential reference book for anyone studying or teaching the pronunciation of English. This eighth edition has been updated to describe General British (GB) as the principal accent, rather than RP, and the accompanying transcriptions have been brought into line with recent changes in pronunciation. This latest edition also includes completely rewritten chapters on the history of the language and the emergence of a standard, alongside a justification for the change from RP to GB. A further bonus to this important text is its extensive and attractive new Companion Website (, which now includes moment-by-moment commentaries on videos showing the articulation of all GB consonants and vowels in spoken phrases, as well as cross-referencing between the book and these videos. The Companion Website also includes new recordings of Old English, Middle English, and Early Modern English, and features links to recordings of recent and current GB with comments and transcriptions. Comprehensive yet accessible, Gimson’s Pronunciation of English remains the indispensable reference book for anyone for anyone with an interest in English phonetics.

Language Proficiency

Author: L.A. Arena
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781489908704
Release Date: 2013-06-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Louis A. Arena University of Delaware Newark, DE This monograph contains select, revised, and invited papers which deal with the topic, Language Proficiency: Defining, Teaching, and Testing. This topic was the theme of the eighth annual symposium held at the University of Delaware. The papers contained in this volume are invited papers or were originally scheduled for presentation and/or presented at the eighth annual Delaware Symposium on Language Studies. The papers combine research con ducted in the areas of teaching, testing, and defining second language pro ficiency within the profession of applied linguistics. They are divided into three principal sections: "Applied Linguistics and Language Pro ficiency", "Language Proficiency in Reading and Writing", and "Testing for Language Proficiency". In Part I, Paul Angelis' "Applied Linguistics: Realities and Projections re the Teaching Profession'; sketches a historical portrait of Applied Linguistics, its definition, presence, and role in the profession that teaches second language proficiency. Angelis concludes that Applied Linguistics is still a young discipline in terms of substance, organization, and strategy, and that these three components will determine the prospects for the future of applied linguistics re the teaching profession. The next six papers address the issue of second language proficiency from various points of view. Kensaku Yoshida's essay "Knowing vs Believing vs Feeling: Studies on Japanese Bilinguals" concludes that some Japanese bilinguals are actually not necessarily bilingual because they very often face problems requiring other kinds of proficiency, i. e.

Practical Guide to Better English Level 3 Student Workbook

Author: Ags Secondary
ISBN: 0785417907
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Education

Promoting oral and written language development The Practical Guide to Better English helps you teach the basics of vocabulary and grammar, usage, and mechanics skills, and helps your students develop competence in standard modes of oral and written language. Each of the four levels offers 98 lessons, and instruction is developmental with spiral learning in and across all four levels. Complements your literature program The Practical Guide to Better English lessons teach skills students need to succeed in writing papers about literature. It also requires less class time than handbook programs-100 lesson pages vs. 500 lesson pages-leaving you more time for literature study and composition. Plus, Word Whiz and other puzzler activities help build reading vocabulary. Easy to assess progress The Practical Guide to Better English is efficient and manageable. All students' work except longer writing assignments stays inside their book. A comprehensive review follows each unit, and a final unit review in each level covers the entire year. Diagnostic and achievement tests allow you to measure progress on the skills learned. Reading Level: 4-7 Interest Level: 9-12