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English Phonetics and Phonology

Fourth Edition

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English Phonetics and Phonology

English Phonetics and Phonology
Hardback with Audio CDs (2)
A Practical Course

4th Edition

Other available formats:
Mixed media product - 1 Paperback, 2 CD-Audio compact discs


Peter Roach

English Type

British English


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(6 user reviews)
$150.25 Mixed media product
2 CD-Audio compact discs, 1 Hardback
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Date Published

April 2009

Product description

Since the publication of the first edition in 1983, this course has established itself as the most practical, comprehensive text in the field and become widely used in many parts of the world in universities and other institutions of higher education. This new edition takes into account recent developments in the teaching of phonology. It includes updated references, fuller coverage of intonation, and a new chapter on different varieties of English with illustrative recorded material.

At the end of each chapter in the book there are notes giving information on further reading, discussion of the more challenging issues, written exercises and, where appropriate, suggestions for teachers. In addition the audio CDs include recorded exercises for every chapter which are particularly helpful for non-native speakers. A full answer key is available at the back of the book. Additional exercises and other supporting material are available online.

Key features

  • A complete basic course in English phonetics and phonology which combines academic material with practical exercises, both written and recorded.
  • English Phonetics and Phonology bridges the gap between simple pronunciation handbooks and technical phonetics and phonology textbooks, presenting the basic factual material and crucial theoretical issues in a practical and readable way.
  • Can be used by both native and non-native speakers alike, and is suitable for those training to teach English as well as those studying the language at an advanced level.

User reviews

 5 December 2016

By luqmanjambaz

I like this page but if it helps us to offer or provide books,

 18 November 2016

By Nood

it is great book and contains useful information but it's order seem unlogiclal to me it goes from one information to far one then back to first like in consonants after plosives..generally it's agood book and interesting to study...

 22 September 2016

By Obscura

The book really helps me to deal with phonetics at university. Unfortunately, our professor doesn't care, and this book is the only source I can rely on :). The set consists of the aforementioned book, which is written in a comprehensible style, and 2 CDs. Although it cost me much more than any product printed in Russia, it was really worth buying it.

 22 February 2016

By user14241520094712
I am deeply grateful with this book. I bought it in 1987 during my first year at the University of Turin - Foreing Languages. It was my companion and I had the blue issue therefore an old one. I learned phonetics and phonology throughout this book together with Three or Tree and I still keep with me these old copies as a memento of my early years at the University.

 24 January 2016

By MrsNadia
Full-time teacher

I took Phonetics course as a student many years ago, and now i'm teaching it using the same book. I think it is very useful book thank you.

 19 April 2015

By Johnso

This is my first on this sight and I would like to review the English Phonetic and Phonology book.

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