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English Intonation
An Introduction
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  • Date Published: August 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Mixed media product
  • isbn: 9780521683807

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  • Intonation - the rise and fall of pitch in our voices - plays a crucial role in how we express meaning. This accessible introduction shows students how to recognize and reproduce the intonation patterns of English, providing clear explanations of what they mean and how they are used. It looks in particular at three key functions of intonation - to express our attitude, to structure our messages to one another, and to focus attention on particular parts of what we are saying. An invaluable guide to how English intonation works, it is complete with extensive exercises, drills and practice material, encouraging students to produce and understand the intonation patterns for themselves. The accompanying CD contains a wealth of spoken examples, clearly demonstrating English intonation in context. Drawing on the perspectives of both language teaching and linguistics, this textbook will be welcomed by both learners of English, and beginning undergraduates in phonetics and linguistics.

    • Drills and practice material at the end of each section enable students to apply and practise the patterns they have learnt
    • Accompanying audio CD allows student to hear what the patterns actually sound like in context
    • Provides students with a theoretical understanding of the intonation patterns, as well as the practical skills to understand and produce them
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    Reviews & endorsements

    ' … an outstanding basis for courses on English intonation … can be highly recommended for individual study, or as accompaniment to a course on English pronunciation.' Journal of the International Phonetic Association

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2006
    • format: Mixed media product
    • isbn: 9780521683807
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 248 x 175 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Tone: going up and going down
    3. Tonicity: where does the nucleus go?
    4. Tonality: chunking, or division into IPs
    5. Beyond the three Ts
    6. Putting it all together.

  • Author

    J. C. Wells, University College London
    J. C. Wells is Professor of Phonetics in the Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London.

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