English Pronunciation Models in a Globalized World: Accent, by Andrew Sewell

By Andrew Sewell

This publication explores the themes of English accents and pronunciation. It highlights their connections with numerous very important concerns within the learn of English on the earth, together with intelligibility, id, and globalization. The unifying strand is equipped through English pronunciation types: what do those types encompass, and why? the point of interest on pronunciation instructing is mixed with sociolinguistic views on worldwide English, and the broader query requested by means of the ebook is: what does it suggest to educate English pronunciation in a globalized international? The e-book takes Hong Kong – ‘Asia’s international urban’ – as a case research of ways international and native impacts engage, and of the way judgements approximately educating have to mirror this interplay. It seriously examines current ways to worldwide English, corresponding to 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 technique with quantitative and qualitative facts anchors the dialogue and assists within the improvement of standards for the contents of pronunciation versions. English Pronunciation types in a Globalized global: accessory, Acceptability and Hong Kong English discusses, between different concerns:

  • Global English: A socio-linguistic toolkit


  • Accents and verbal exchange: Intelligibility in worldwide English


  • Teaching English Pronunciation: The versions debate


  • Somewhere among: accessory and pronunciation in Hong Kong

Researchers and practitioners of English reports and utilized linguistics will locate this e-book an insightful resource.

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