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The Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English 9780198631569

The Oxford Dictionary of Pronunciation for Current English

ISBN-10: 0198631561
ISBN-13: 9780198631569
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PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
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Product Description: A Concise Dictionary of Pronunciation is the most up-to-date record of the pronunciation of British and United States English available. Based on research by a joint UK/US team of linguistics experts, with support from OUP's Current English Dictionaries Department, it is a unique survey ofhow English is really spoken today, in the late 1990s. British English is recorded not using traditional RP (Received Pronunciation, for example as spoken in the past by television broadcasters, members of high social classes etc.) but using the accent which is most widely acceptable and intelligible to native British speakers. This model is notregionally-biased, nor redolent of class. The aim in recording American pronunciations has been to produce a standard model, with relative avoidance of marked regional features. For each headword in the dictionary, British and US pronunciations are clearly labelled. If the headword is a word which has been adopted into English but is not completely naturalized, the original pronunciation is also given and labelled. If there are alternative spellings for a word, thevariants are given at their correct place in the alphabetic listing. Pronunciations are recorded using the internationally recognized transcription system IPA (the International Phonetic Alphabet). This is the accepted pronunciation system used in many dictionaries and by native-speaker students and academics in the field of English language and linguistics, and isalso widely used in non-English speaking countries to help in the teaching of English. Stress marks are given for all words providing absolutely clear advice on how they should be stressed.

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PAGES: 1152
CATEGORY: Language Arts & Disciplines, Reference
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