Educational Linguistics

Pragmatics and Prosody in English Language Teaching

Editors: Romero-Trillo, Jesús (Ed.)

  • Provides a problem-solving approach to prosodic difficulties in ELT
  • Includes links between current theories of prosody and acoustics and daily classroom practice
  • Contains illustrations of examples using freeware acoustic analysis programmes, allowing readers to create their own examples
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About this book

This volume explores the elusive subject of English prosody—the stress, rhythm and intonation of the language—, and its relevance for English language teaching. Its sharp focus will be especially welcomed by teachers of English to non-native speakers, but also by scholars and researchers interested in Applied Linguistics. The book examines key issues in the development of prosody and delves into the role of intonation in the construction of meaning. The contributions tackle difficult areas of intonation for language learners, providing a theoretical analysis of each stumbling block as well as a practical explanation for teachers and teacher trainers. The numerous issues dealt with in the book include stress and rhythm; tone units and information structure; intonation and pragmatic meaning; tonicity and markedness, etc... The authors have deployed speech analysis software to illustrate their examples as well as to encourage readers to carry out their own computerized prosodic analyses.

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From the reviews:

“This book is mainly about prosody, its relationship with pragmatics, and the implications of this relationship for English language teaching, learning, and use. There is much in it that I recommend the book. … This book also draws out pedagogical implications relevant to teaching English and offers a platform for comparing native and non-native speech performance in the ELT context. … On the whole, this book offers a good example of critical scholarly engagement balanced with practical pedagogical recommendations.” (Christine C. M. Goh, ELT Journal, Vol. 68 (2), April, 2014)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Romero-Trillo, Jesús

    Pages 1-6

  • Issues in the Acoustic Measurement of Rhythm

    Deterding, David

    Pages 9-24

  • Prosody and Second Language Teaching: Lessons from L2 Speech Perception and Production Research

    Lengeris, Angelos

    Pages 25-40

  • Factors Affecting the Perception and Production of L2 Prosody: Research Results and Their Implications for the Teaching of Foreign Languages

    Piske, Thorsten

    Pages 41-59

  • Function vs. Form in Speech Prosody – Lessons from Experimental Research and Potential Implications for Teaching

    Xu, Yi

    Pages 61-76

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3883-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3882-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9832-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pragmatics and Prosody in English Language Teaching
Editors
  • Jesús Romero-Trillo
Series Title
Educational Linguistics
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-3883-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-3883-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-3882-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9832-8
Series ISSN
1572-0292
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
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