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Sounding local and going global: Current research and implications for pronunciation teaching<sup>1</sup>

Ee-Ling Low

in English in Singapore

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028436
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206939 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789888028436.003.0010

Series: Asian Englishes Today

Sounding local and going global: Current research and implications for pronunciation teaching1

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This chapter provides an overview of research in the phonetics, phonology, and prosody of Singapore English. It highlights the importance of the principle of intelligibility in identifying a core for the teaching of pronunciation. It proposes a number of principles and practices that may be adopted in developing a pronunciation syllabus for English in Singapore with the objective of preserving both global and local orientations in pronunciation.

Keywords: phonetics; phonology; prosody; English language; Singapore; pronunciation

Chapter.  10337 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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