ERIC Number: ED043016
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Publication Date: 1970
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Mastering the International Phonetic Alphabet; Guide and Workbook.
Decker, Donald M.
The present volume, containing lessons with practice and review exercises, offers a systematic presentation of the symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) most widely used as a simplified means of representing the pronunciation of General American English. The transcription symbols presented are those primarily employed by Kenyon and Knott in "A Pronouncing Dictionary of American English," as well as the principal variants commonly used by major textbooks and dictionaries. The vocabulary of the exercises has been restricted, whenever possible, to the words of greatest frequency in daily use. The book is intended to provide intermediate students of English as a second language the means of verifying the standard pronunciation of unfamiliar words encountered as their vocabulary increases, and to help them improve the accuracy of their English pronunciation. The book may also be used in phonetics, linguistics, and teacher-training courses by advanced students of English as a second language, or by students who speak English as their native language. (Author/AMM)
Descriptors: Alphabets, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, North American English, Phonetic Transcription, Pronunciation Instruction, Standard Spoken Usage, Workbooks
Regents Publications, Simon and Schuster, Inc., Educational Division, 1 West 39th Street, New York, N.Y. 10018 ($0.75)
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