Gimson's Pronunciation of English

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Routledge, Feb 5, 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 410 pages
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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 (www.routledge.com/cw/cruttenden), 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.

 

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Contents

Contents
18
The description and classification of speech sounds
27
Sounds in language
41
The historical background
59
Contents
74
The English vowels
96
The English consonants
161
8
189
12
197
Part III
239
Connected speech
270
Words in connected speech
305
Contents
308
Teaching and learning the pronunciation of English
325
Selective glossary
353
Index
374

Contents
196

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About the author (2014)

A. C. Gimson was Professor of Phonetics at the University College, London.

Alan Cruttenden is Emeritus Professor of Phonetics, University of Manchester, and Fellow of the Phonetics Laboratory, University of Oxford.

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