S.S. Haider He has taught English in Ranchi University, Jharkhand. Raj Kumar Sharma He has been teaching English and Linguistics at Ranchi University, Jharkhand.
Phonetics as a subject continues to be a puzzle for majority of learners of English in India. At the same time, the growing relevance of communication skills in different walks of life has turned it into an indispensable subject that has the potential to equip individuals with ennobling features, like elegance in speech, sophistication in behaviour and grace in personality. With a view to inculcating these attributes in the readers, the book introduces the elements of English Phonetics, the awareness of which really smartens individuals who wish to groom themselves to come up with ﬂ ying colours in today’s highly competitive global environment. The contents have been scientiﬁ cally presented in a very lucid and compact language with adequate illustrations, diagrams and charts. Keeping in view the requirements of Indian learners of English, the book discusses sufﬁ ciently the problems encountered by them and evolves the ways to overcome the challenges in pronunciation in the most effective manner within the shortest possible time. It will be very useful to all the students of English and Linguistics studying at UG and PG levels. It will also be a very handy tool for those who want to speak globally intelligible English.
Contents • Preface • Acknowledgements • All about Phonetics and Phonology • Articulation of Speech Sounds • Phoneme and Allophone • The Speech Sounds • The Sounds of English • Syllable • Supra-segmental Features • Intonation • Features of Connected Speech • Varieties of English Pronunciation and the Need for a Model • Exercise • Bibliography