By Andrew Sewell

This booklet explores the subjects of English accents and pronunciation. It highlights their connections with numerous vital matters within the research of English on the earth, together with intelligibility, id, and globalization. The unifying strand is supplied via English pronunciation versions: what do those versions encompass, and why? the point of interest on pronunciation educating is mixed with sociolinguistic views on international English, and the broader query requested via the booklet is: what does it suggest to educate English pronunciation in a globalized global? The e-book takes Hong Kong – ‘Asia’s international urban’ – as a case examine of the way international and native impacts engage, and of the way judgements approximately instructing have to mirror this interplay. It seriously examines latest ways to international English, reminiscent of international Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca, and considers their contributions in addition to their boundaries within the Hong Kong context. A data-based procedure with quantitative and qualitative information 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 concerns:

  • Global English: A socio-linguistic toolkit


  • Accents and conversation: Intelligibility in international English


  • Teaching English Pronunciation: The types debate


  • Somewhere among: accessory and pronunciation in Hong Kong

Researchers and practitioners of English experiences and utilized linguistics will locate this ebook an insightful resource.

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