The Intonation Of American English

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The Intonation Patterns Of American English

Author : Lorna D. Sikorski
ISBN : 1883574269
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Intonation: Perhaps the most important issue for you to work on! No other program we know of tackles this key element of true fluency in American English so practically. Here are more than 100+ pages of varied exercises to help you control of the musical aspects of American English ¿ the pitch and stress. This series covers: word lists for the eight major word patterns, basic falling and rising sentence rules, unique word reduction guidelines and drills for emphatic intonation.
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The Intonation Patterns Of American English

Author : Lorna D. Sikorski
ISBN : 1883574307
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Intonation: Perhaps the most important issue for you to work on! No other program we know of tackles this key element of true fluency in American English so practically. Here are more than 100+ pages of varied exercises to help you control of the musical aspects of American English pitch and stress. This series covers: word lists for the eight major word patterns, basic falling and rising sentence rules, unique word reduction guidelines and drills for emphatic intonation. BONUS: The MEEC Intonation Patterns of American English workbook contains all of the audio sections from the The MEEC Intonation Patterns of American English CD Series (both print and e-book editions) plus additional, non-recorded exercises.
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Pronouncing American English

Author : Gertrude F. Orion
ISBN : 1111352100
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Newly updated, this classic text continues to be the most comprehensive overview of the American sound system. With an easy-to-follow format and thorough coverage of vowels, consonants, stress and intonation, Pronouncing American English guides students to develop clear speech. Perfect for the classroom, self-study, or in a language lab!
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Pronouncing American English

Author : Orion
ISBN : 0838463347
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This second edition provides extensive activities to help college-bound students develop clear speech and appropriate intonation. -- Vowels, consonants, stress, and intonation -- Recognition and production activities -- Paired communicative practice -- Sounds in isolation, sentences, dialogues, and rhymes
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Targeting Pronunciation

Author : Sue F. Miller
ISBN : 0395903319
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Segmented chapters with alphabetical headings help students navigate the text and provide flexibility for instructors who need to omit or repeat exercises to meet classroom needs.
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African American English

Author : Lisa J. Green
ISBN : 0521891388
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This authoritative introduction to African American English (AAE) is the first textbook to look at the grammar as a whole. Clearly organised, it describes patterns in the sentence structure, sound system, word formation and word use in AAE. The textbook examines topics such as education, speech events in the secular and religious world, and the use of language in literature and the media to create black images. It includes exercises to accompany each chapter and will be essential reading for students in linguistics, education, anthropology, African American studies and literature.
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The Columbia Guide To Standard American English

Author : Kenneth G. Wilson
ISBN : 9780585041483
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In the most reliable and readable guide to effective writing for the Americans of today, Wilson answers questions of meaning, grammar, pronunciation, punctuation, and spelling in thousands of clear, concise entries. His guide is unique in presenting a systematic, comprehensive view of language as determined by context. Wilson provides a simple chart of contexts—from oratorical speech to intimate, from formal writing to informal—and explains in which contexts a particular usage is appropriate, and in which it is not. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English provides the answers to questions about American English the way no other guide can with: * an A–Z format for quick reference; * over five thousand entries, more than any other usage book; * sensible and useful advice based on the most current linguistic research; * a convenient chart of levels of speech and writing geared to context; * both descriptive and prescriptive entries for guidance; * guidelines for nonsexist usage; * individual entries for all language terms. A vibrant description of how our language is being spoken and written at the end of the twentieth century—and how we ourselves can use it most effectively—The Columbia Guide to Standard American English is the ideal handbook to language etiquette: friendly, sensible, and reliable.
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Intonation And Its Uses

Author : Dwight Bolinger
ISBN : 0804715351
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This is the second and concluding volume of the author's magnum opus on intonation, the summation of over forty years of investigation and reflection. The first volume, Intonation and Its Parts: Melody in Spoken English, was published in 1986. Intonation, or speech melody, refers to the rise and fall of the pitch of the voice in speech; it has intimate ties to facial expression and bodily gesture, and conveys, underneath it all, emotions and attitudes. Most of the first volume was devoted to explaining the basic nature, variety, and untility of intonation, using, as in the present volume, hundreds of examples from everyday English speech, presented much in the manner of musical notation. The present volume looks at how intonation varies among speakers and societies in terms of age, sex and region; how it interacts with grammar; and how it has been invoked to explain certain questions of logic. The discussion of variation shows the degree to which intonation can be conventionalized and yet embody a universal core of feelings and attitudes, renewed with each generation. The remainder of the book demonstrates that no explanation of those apparently more arbitrary phenomena with which intonation interacts is adequate if it ignores that emotive undercurrent. In examining recent proposals for a defining relationship between intonation and grammar or logic, the author shows that such relationships are inferential and based on attitudinal meanings. For example, a given intonation does not mean 'factuality', but rather 'speaker confidence', from which factuality is inferred. In general, the author shows intonation operating independently in its own sphere, but as nevertheless indispensable to interpreting other more arbitrary parts of language.
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Intonation Systems

Author : Daniel Hirst
ISBN : 052139550X
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The volume introduces a system for the multilingual transcription of intonation patterns, and the chapters are organized with the same general outline to highlight the differences between languages. The emphasis is on description and comparison, rather than on theory.
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American English

Author : Zoltan Kovecses
ISBN : 9781770484283
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is a cultural-historical (rather than purely linguistic) introduction to American English. The first part consists of a general account of variation in American English. It offers concise but comprehensive coverage of such topics as the history of American English; regional, social and ethnic variation; variation in style (including slang); and British and American differences. The second part of the book puts forward an account of how American English has developed into a dominant variety of the English language. It focuses on the ways in which intellectual traditions such as puritanism and republicanism, in shaping the American world view, have also contributed to the distinctiveness of American English.
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Teaching American English Pronunciation Oxford Handbooks For Language Teachers

Author : Susan Ehrlich
ISBN : 9780194342681
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As an ESL teacher, have you looked at the phonetics textbooks on the market and decided that they don't directly address your needs? Unlike pronunciation books aimed at students of linguistics or at learners of English, Teaching American English Pronunciation has been written specifically for ESL teachers. It doesn't only give academic descriptions, but also helps you to improve your students' pronunciation effectively.
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Intonation

Author : Alan Cruttenden
ISBN : 0521598257
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This updated edition remains the basic reference book for all these concerned with speech in any way.
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Crosscurrents In Second Language Acquisition And Linguistic Theories

Author : Thom Huebner
ISBN : 9789027224637
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The term “crosscurrent” is defined as “a current flowing counter to another.” This volume represents crosscurrents in second language acquisition and linguistic theory in several respects. First, although the main currents running between linguistics and second language acquisition have traditionally flowed from theory to application, equally important contributions can be made in the other direction as well. Second, although there is a strong tendency in the field of linguistics to see “theorists” working within formal models of syntax, SLA research can contribute to linguistic theory more broadly defined to include various functional as well as formal models of syntax, theories of phonology, variationist theories of sociolinguists, etc. These assumptions formed the basis for a conference held at Stanford University during the Linguistic Institute there in the summer of 1987. The conference was organized to update the relation between second language acquisition and linguistic theory. This book contains a selection of (mostly revised and updated) papers of this conference and two newly written papers.
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The Intonation Of English Statements And Questions

Author : Christine Bartels
ISBN : 9781135685096
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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Intonation

Author : A. Botinis
ISBN : 9789401143172
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ANTONIS BOTINIS 1. 1 Background This introduction provides essential information about the structure and the objects of study of this volume. Following the introduction, fourteen papers which represent current research on intonation are organised into five thematic sections: (I) Overview of Intonation, (II) Prominence and Focus, (III) Boundaries and Discourse, (IV) Intonation Modelling, and (V) Intonation Technology. Within the sections the papers are arranged thematically, although several papers which deal with various aspects of intonation and prosody are basically intersectional. As the title indicates, "Intonation: Analysis, Modelling and Technology" is a contribution to the study of prosody, with major emphasis on intonation. Intonation and tonal themes are thus the central object of the volume, although temporal and dynamic aspects are also taken into consideration by a good number of papers. Although tonal and prosodic distinctions have been dealt with throughout man's literate history with reference to the study of language, for example by classical philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, it is in recent decades that we have witnessed the most fertile growth in intonation studies, as with experimental phonetics and speech technology in general. As Rossi (this volume) points out, intonation research really began to blossom in the sixties with a multi fold increase in prosodic studies, reflected in contributions to the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), and in the international literature.
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