ERIC Number: ED342242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
The Sound of Silent Textbooks.
The extent to which Finnish textbooks pay sufficient attention to pronunciation in English language courses is discussed, including decisions on the choice of accent (e.g., British or American English). Other issues include the choice of phonetic symbols, keys to the symbols, segmental sounds that reveal personality, weak forms, and elision and assimilation. It is concluded that the problems facing textbook writers attempting to present sound on the silent written page are enormous and are complicated by publishers' technical printing and space problems. Contains 26 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Language and Learning Materials. AFinLA Yearbook 1987; see FL 020 099.