By Andrew Sewell

This ebook explores the themes of English accents and pronunciation. It highlights their connections with a number of very important concerns within the examine of English on this planet, together with intelligibility, identification, and globalization. The unifying strand is supplied by way of English pronunciation versions: what do those types include, and why? the focal point on pronunciation educating is mixed with sociolinguistic views on worldwide English, and the broader query requested by means of the publication is: what does it suggest to educate English pronunciation in a globalized international? The booklet takes Hong Kong – ‘Asia’s international urban’ – as a case research of ways international and native affects engage, and of the way judgements approximately instructing have to mirror this interplay. It severely examines latest methods to worldwide English, corresponding to international Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca, and considers their contributions in addition to their obstacles within the Hong Kong context. A data-based method with quantitative and qualitative facts anchors the dialogue and assists within the improvement of standards for the contents of pronunciation types. English Pronunciation versions in a Globalized global: accessory, Acceptability and Hong Kong English discusses, between different matters:

  • Global English: A socio-linguistic toolkit


  • Accents and communique: Intelligibility in international English


  • Teaching English Pronunciation: The versions debate


  • Somewhere among: accessory and pronunciation in Hong Kong

Researchers and practitioners of English stories and utilized linguistics will locate this publication an insightful resource.

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