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Accents and Speech in Teaching English Phonetics and Phonology

EFL perspective


Ewa Waniek-Klimczak and Patrick James Melia

The volume brings together contributions from scholars active in the field of pronunciation teaching and those more concerned with theoretical phonetics and phonology. The focus of the book is on English phonetics and phonology viewed and studied from the perspective of foreign learners, teachers and teacher trainers. Contributions are divided into three sections: accents, speech and applications. The first section discusses a variety of issues related to accents: description of accents in Britain today, theoretical perspectives on accent study and the problem of reference accent in teaching. The main concern of the contributions in the second section is the context for phonetics and phonology teaching at the university level and in teacher training with emphasis on awareness raising. The third section presents studies in interlanguage phonetics and phonology, speech processing and pronunciation teaching.
Contents: John Wells: Accents in Britain today – Joanna Przedlacka: Early New Estuary English? Its contemporary background – Dorota Głowacka: Yod-palatalisation in English in Natural Phonology – Przemysław Ostalski: (Non)Rhoticity in optimality theory (categorical rules, free variation and fuzzy ranking of constrints) – Joanna Przedlacka: Glottaling in the teenage speech of the Home Counties – Janina Ozga/Anna Mańkowska: Students’ awareness of the socio-symbolic values of RP – Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołączyk: Conscious competence of performance as a key to teaching English – Jan Majer: ‘In French is six millions docks.’ Where error, please? – Jolanta Szpyra: In defence of ‘practical’ phonology – Ewa Waniek-Klimczak: Context for Teaching English Phonetics and Phonology – Jan Majer: Sick or seek? Pedagogical phonology in teacher training – Włodzimierz Sobkowiak: English speech in Polish eyes: What university students think about English pronunciation teaching and learning – Peter Roach: Studying rhythm and timing in English speech: Scientific curiosity, or a classroom necessity? – Višnja Josipović: The Prosody of English spoken with a Croatian accent – Anna Bączkowska: Intonation patterns and turn-taking – Ewa Waniek-Klimczak: How to predict the unpredictable - English word stress from a Polish perspective – Robert Lew: Differences in the scope of obstruent voicing assimilation in learners’ English as a consequence of regional variation in Polish – Klementina Jurancic Petek: How to do it to do it right (?) Is near native-like pronunciation teachable/learnable? – Chris Defty/Barbara Nowak/Agnieszka Pietrzak: Teaching pronunciation to Polish primary and secondary school learners of English – Natalia Mamul: Micro-narratives in face-to-face interaction – Magdalena Deska: The perception of English sounds by Polish speakers – Anna Bączkowska: Some issues concerning modular and connectionist approaches to speech processing and production – Małgorzata Baran: The advantage of auditory perceivers and sharpeners in learning foreign language pronunciation – Kamila Ciepiela: Acquisition of the phonological system in childhood developmental aphasia.