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Sounds Appealing: The Passionate Story Of English Pronunciation [Paperback-2019]
David Crystal
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Category:LanguageEnglish LanguageEnglish Language-Lag
Publisher: Profile Uk | ISBN: 9781781256107 | Pages: 304

It s not what you say, it s the way that you say it ... There have long been debates about correct pronunciation in the English language, and Britain s most distinguished linguistic expert, David Crystal, is here to set the record straight. Sounds Appealing tells us exactly why, and how, we pronounce words as we do. Pronunciation is integral to communication, and is tailored to meet the demands of the two main forces behind language: intelligibility and identity. Equipping his readers with knowledge of phonetics, linguistics and physiology - with examples ranging from Eliza Doolittle to Winston Churchill - David Crystal explores the origins of regional accents, how they are influenced by class and education, and how their peculiarities have changed over time.

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David Crystal is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Bangor. His many books range from clinical linguistics to the liturgy and Shakespeare. He is the author of Making a Point, The Story of English in 100 Words and Spell It Out: The Singular History of English Spelling, both published by Profile. His Stories of English is a Penguin Classic.

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