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Clear English Pronunciation: A Practical Guide (Paperback)
  • Clear English Pronunciation: A Practical Guide (Paperback)

Clear English Pronunciation: A Practical Guide (Paperback)

Paperback 194 Pages / Published: 20/12/2019
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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.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780367366438
Number of pages: 194
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm


Clear English Pronunciation is focused on learners of English and their individual pronunciation issues in the process of communication. The book provides essential information concerning non-articulatory pronunciation skills, prosody, consonants and vowels, phoneme contrasts, and interlocutors` skills. The author urges speakers with different cultural and linguistic backgrounds to learn to understand each other and get along equally.

Sofiya Mitsova, South West University "Neofit Rilski", Bulgaria

Dick Smakman acknowledges that all L2 speakers are from somewhere and have their own specific trajectories. He convincingly shows that this is no problem because it suffices to work on international intelligibility. Clear English Pronunciation is a very practical resource that achieves this for English speakers around the world.

Patrick Heinrich, Ca'Foscari University of Venice, Italy

Clear English Pronunciation is a must-have resource for learners of English who want to improve their pronunciation to become comprehensible and to sound natural in different social settings. The textbook helps learners better understand the underlying principles of English pronunciation through many examples as well as plenty of opportunity for individualized practice.

Natalia Edisherashvili, School XXI Century, Georgia

Clear English Pronunciation provides many examples that demonstrate what could go wrong in communication. The course seeks to create not just correct articulation, but confident and understandable pronunciation. The interactive companion website with recordings and expanded explanations supports students in practicing and finding their own pronunciation issues.

Gergana Padareva-Ilieva, South-West University "Neofit Rilski", Bulgaria

Although accent is a natural trait of diversity among speakers of world languages, it may complicate otherwise smooth cross-cultural communication involuntarily. This is a long-awaited book, instrumental in improving the pronunciation skills strongly needed for effective communication in English as a global lingua franca in the context of its vast regional variation.

Viktoriya Zavyalova, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

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