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Phonetics and Spoken English

D. Murali Manohar (Editor)

The well-researched articles in the volume deal with the problems of teaching, practising and learning phonetics and spoken English. With experiments and case studies of Indian school and college students and evaluation of language laboratories, international call centres and the Business process outsourcing sectors as such, they take up issues like validity and utility of spoken English, awareness of English phonetics among Teachers of the English language in schools, and the relevance of English language institutions. With case studies, they examine teaching of phonetics in English and challenges in the Indian context and owing to the influence of the mother tongue.

Phonetics is a branch of linguistics that comprises the study of the sounds of human speech. It is concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds or signs, their physiological production, acoustic properties, auditory perception and neurophysiological status.

This book highlights the problems of teaching, practicising, learning phonetics and spoken English, expressed through well-researched articles. The book also offers anecdotes of success, failures suggestions and solutions as to how to tackle these problems either in the regular teaching at school,, college and university level, or through the spoken English institutions. There are experiments and case studies of information and communication technology (ICT) Industry, engineering college students, Indian school and college students, Indonesian students, evaluation of language laboratories, international call centres, comparative study of English and Telugu language, awareness of Phonetics among school/college teachers and the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector. The contributors are from among phoneticians, linguists, Speech teachers, English language teachers, Spoken English instructors etc.

This book will be useful to those scholars who are working on Speech and Phonetics. This book may also be useful to those who run spoken English institutes.

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About the author

D. Murali Manohar

Dr. D. Murali Manohar, M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil. and Ph.D. teaches English in the Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, His areas of interest are Indian English Women’s Fiction, Dalit Studies, and English Language. He has two full lenty books-Kamala Das: Treatment of love in her Poetry and Indian English Women’s Fiction: A Study of marriage, Career and Divorce. He also has three edited books to his credit apart from several articles in national and international journals and books.

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Bibliographic information

Title Phonetics and Spoken English
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.04.2012
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788126916863
length xviii+204p., Illustrations; 23cm.