The Phonology of English as an International Language

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OUP Oxford, Jul 27, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 258 pages
This book advocates a new approach to English pronunciation teaching, in which the goal is mutual intelligibility among non-native speakers, rather than the imitation of native speakers. English pronunciation is considered in an international context, with the emphasis on phonological intelligibility for listeners for whom English is not their first language. The author proposes a new pronunciation syllabus, the Lingua Franca Core, based on findings from empirical research where English pronunciation is examined in its sociolinguistic context.
 

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Contents

Changing patterns in the use of English
5
Interspeaker variation
25
Intraspeaker variation
53
Intelligibility in interlanguage talk
69
The role of transfer in determining the phonological core
99
Identifying the phonological core
123
Negotiating intelligibility in the ELT
165
Proposals for pronunciation teaching for EIL
195
The future of the phonology of EIL
233
Index
251
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About the author (2000)

Jennifer Jenkins spent the earliest years of her career teaching ESL and EFL, and then as a teacher trainer, examiner, and teacher of EAP and study skills in adult education institutions, private language schools, and various colleges of London University.

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