Accent Building : A British English Pronunciation Course Book

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Accent Building : A British English Pronunciation Course Book

Type: Book (monograph)
Title: Accent Building : A British English Pronunciation Course Book
Author: Smakman, Dick
Pages: 157
Publisher: Leiden University Press (LUP)
Issue Date: 2014
Keywords: Linguistics
English language teaching
Abstract: Accent Building is a course book that introduces the vowels and consonants as well the most important stress and intonation patterns of British English. Through small chunks of information and short analysis and repetition exercises, students are, in a step-by-step fashion, urged to build their English accent. The target is understandable, natural and educated English. The tips and exercises aim primarily at making learners aware of the nature of sounds, and this course gives them the opportunity to practise their knowledge by listening to and imitating native speakers of English. A website with recordings of words, sentences and texts is part of this course. Furthermore, learners gain access to an online tool which measures the acoustics of their pronunciation and compares it with those of a native speaker model. By the end of the course, students will not only have improved their own pronunciation; they will also be more confident when teaching others English pronunciation at an advanced level.
ISBN: 9789087282004
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