English Pronunciation Models: A Changing Scene

Second Edition

by Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk (Volume editor) Joanna Przedlacka (Volume editor)
©2008 Edited Collection 488 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 21


The choice of a pronunciation model for the 21st century learner has become a major issue of debate among applied linguists concerned with teaching English. The standard pronunciation models – Received Pronunciation and General American – have recently been confronted with a new proposal of a Lingua Franca Core (LFC) or English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), put forward as a didactic priority in teaching English pronunciation to foreigners. This volume, which includes selected contributions from the Poznań Linguistic Meetings of 2003 and 2004, does not intend to present yet another model, but sets out to place the teaching and learning of English pronunciation in the context of the 21st century. As the needs of English users are clearly changing fast in the globalizing world, the question is to what extent, if at all, models of pronunciation have been able to keep up with them, and whether they in fact should do so. Thus, key issues in the integration of pronunciation into English as L2 curricula are explored.


ISBN (Softcover)
Englisch Aussprache Unterrichtsmethode Aufsatzsammlung English language Teaching English Intonational variation /English Pronuncaiton teaching aid Foreign language Englischunterricht Communicative
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 488 pp.

Biographical notes

Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk (Volume editor) Joanna Przedlacka (Volume editor)

The Editors: Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk is professor ordinarius and head of the School of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland. She has published extensively on phonology and phonetics, and second language acquisition. Joanna Przedlacka has lectured on language and linguistics, including varieties and history of English, sociolinguistics, phonetics and phonology at the English Departments of Warsaw University and Pedagogical University in Warsaw, Poland. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw for her study of teenage speech of the Home Counties.


Title: English Pronunciation Models: A Changing Scene