Clear English Pronunciation: A Practical Guide (Paperback)

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Clear English Pronunciation: A Practical Guide (Paperback)


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Clear English Pronunciation provides students with the tools to effectively communicate in English without centring solely on native-speaker pronunciation models. The focus of the book is on individual pronunciation targets rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. Divided into four sections, each featuring detailed articulatory explanations, sample sentences, and recordings to help learners improve their pronunciation, this book:

introduces the phenomenon of pronunciation as part of a broader communicative realm;

explains and demonstrates the melody and rhythm of understandable and natural English pronunciation;

supports students in identifying and practicing their own pronunciation issues.

Supported by an interactive companion website which features recordings and expanded explanations of key topics, Clear English Pronunciation is an essential textbook for international learners of English who want to improve their pronunciation skills in diverse social settings.

For more resources on English pronunciation, visit:

Additionally, you can find recordings of a wide range of speakers here: https: //

Dick Smakman is a Lecturer at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He teaches and researches English language acquisition and sociolinguistics. He has taught English, Dutch, and sociolinguistics at various universities.
Product Details ISBN: 9780367366438
ISBN-10: 0367366436
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 19th, 2019
Pages: 194
Language: English