ERIC Number: ED203673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
American English Sounds and Spellings for Beginning ESL Students. Pitt Series in English as a Second Language, 8.
Vernick, Judy; Nesgoda, John
This book, designed to teach American English sounds and spellings to beginning and intermediate level English as a second language (ESL) students, provides practice with all the meaningful sounds of a "standard" American dialect that will be understood nearly everywhere in the English speaking world. It contains an introductory lesson and twenty sequential lessons. The introductory lesson presents the letter names, consonant and vowel sounds, voiced and voiceless sounds, and regular and irregular spellings. The twenty sequential lessons present the sounds, usually three per lesson, practice exercises in pronunciation and spelling, and quizzes. Some lessons include explanations and exercises on stress, intonation, rhythm, and sentence contours. (AMH)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), North American English, Phonology, Postsecondary Education, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Spelling Instruction, Suprasegmentals, Textbooks
University of Pittsburgh Press, 127 North Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 ($7.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. English Language Inst.
Identifiers: Minnesota (Minneapolis)