Oxford Applied Linguistics: The Phonology of English as an International Language: New Models, New…

Paperback | January 1, 2000

byJennifer Jenkins

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This book advocates a new approach to pronunciation teaching, in which the goal is mutual intelligibility among non-native speakers, rather than imitating native speakers. It will be of interest to all teachers of English as an International Language, especially Business English. It proposes abasic core of phonological teaching, with controversial suggestions for what should be included.

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This book advocates a new approach to pronunciation teaching, in which the goal is mutual intelligibility among non-native speakers, rather than imitating native speakers. It will be of interest to all teachers of English as an International Language, especially Business English. It proposes abasic core of phonological teaching, with c...

Jennifer Jenkins spent the earliest years of her career teaching ESL and EFL, and then as a teacher trainer, examiner, and teacher of EAP and study skills in adult education institutions, private language schools, and various colleges of London University.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0194421643

ISBN - 13:9780194421645

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction1. The background: Changing patterns in the use of EnglishThe historical shiftChanging ownership; changing terminologyAppropriate pedagogy for an international languageThe EIL phonological problem: where do we go next?2. The variation problem 1: Inter-speaker variationInter-speaker variationInter-speaker segmental variation and its effectsInter-speaker suprasegmental variation and its effects3. The variation problem 2: Intra-speaker variationL1 and IL intra-speaker variation: a distinctionPhonological intra-speaker variation and its effects on interlanguage talk4. Intelligibility in interlanguage talkWhat do we mean by intelligibility?Defining intelligibility in interlanguage talkBottom-up and top-down processingThe role of phonology in ILT: miscommunication in the ILT dataIntelligibility and the spread of EnglishConclusion5. The role of transfer in determining the phonological coreThe complex process of L1 phonological transferConclusions: transfer, intelligibility, and teachability6. Pedagogic priorities 1: Identifying the phonological coreEstablishing the Lingua Franca CoreThe origin of the Lingua Franca CoreFeatures of the Lingua Franca CoreRedefining phonological error and correctness for EIL7. Pedagogic priorities 2: Negotiating intelligibility in the ELT classroomAccommodation theory and intra-speaker variation in ILTCommunicative efficiency and interlanguageAccommodation and IL repertoireAccommodating classrooms8. Proposals for pronunciation teaching for EILAn overhaul of pronunciation teaching in English language teacher educationAn overhaul of pronunciation testingRadical improvement in the status of 'NNS' EIL pronunciation teachersPronunciation learning for 'native speakers' of Englishbr / Afterword: The future of the phonology of EIL Bibliography Index

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'Challenging to the end... a wholly thought-provoking text.' - Wayne Trotman, EL Gazette, June 2001