A Course in Phonetics and Spoken English Second Edition By J. Sethi & P.V. Dhamija (9788120314955)


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A Course in Phonetics and Spoken English Second Edition By J. Sethi & P.V. Dhamija (9788120314955)

This much improved revised edition of the book takes into account the needs of the student in the context of the present curricula followed in various universities and English language teaching institutes.

This edition therefore devotes a new chapter to Assimilation, a section to Tones in relation to Attitudes, and highlights certain important aspects of pronunciation, such as rules of word accentuation.Starting with general phonetics, the book goes on to give a brief functional account of general phonology and then a selective and yet fairly exhaustive description of the phonetics and phonology of English. It also provides a number of conversational passages in phonetic script as well as in ordinary spelling for practice in reading aloud. What sets this text apart is its novelty of approach and lucidity of treatment. English pronunciation is followed as per the “Received Pronunciation of England”.

This text is specially designed for postgraduate students of English, undergraduate and postgraduate students of Linguistics, and for those undergoing secondary and tertiary level teachers’ training programmes in English.

Key Features:

? Suitable and adequate practice material has been included.? Numerous exercises are given at the end of each chapter, which are geared to teaching as well as testing.? A revised IPA chart is provided.


J. SETHI?(MA?Linguistics and English Language Teaching, Leeds University; PhD, English Phonetics) has been Professor of English at Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL)?Deemed University?Hyderabad. He also served as coordinator of the UGC Curriculum Development Centre for English (1986?1991) and Director, Regional Institute of English, Chandigarh.

Professor Sethi has rich experience in training teachers and students in Phonetics and Spoken English. He has also published six other books and a number of articles.



Dr. P. V. DHAMIJA, (PH.D., LINGUISTICS AND PHONETICS; PH.D., ENGLISH LITERATURE), Professor, Department of Phonetics and Spoken English, CIEFL, Hyderabad. A specialist in Phonetics and Spoken English, Professor Dhamija has authored 12 books and published several articles.

Preface. The Organs of Speech. The Description and Classification of Speech Sounds. The Description and Classification of Consonants. The Description and Classification of Vowels. Phonetic Transcription. The Phoneme. The Syllable. Various Accents of English. The Sounds of English_Vowels. The Sounds of English_Consonants. Phoneme Sequences and Consonant Clusters in English. Word Accent. Accent and Rhythm in Connected Speech. Assimilation. Intonation. Conversational Passages for Practice. Bibliography. Index.

Author: J. Sethi & P.V. Dhamija
Publisher: J. Sethi & P.V. Dhamija
ISBN-13: 9.78812E+12
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
No. Of Pages: 221
Country of Origin: India

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Weight 0.43 kg


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