Pronouncing American English: Sounds, Stress, and Intonation

  • AUTHOR: Gertrude F. Orion
  • ISBN-13: 9781111352103 
  • 368 Pages  Paperback 
  • 3rd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 1997, 1987
  • ©2012     Published
  • Level(s): Advanced | High-intermediate | Intermediate
  • List Price = $ 75.95 | College Wholesale (Net) Price $57.00
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About The Product

Newly updated, this classic text continues to be the most comprehensive overview of the American sound system. With an easy-to-follow format and thorough coverage of vowels, consonants, stress and intonation, Pronouncing American English guides students to develop clear speech. Perfect for the classroom, self-study, or in a language lab!


  • A balance of recognition and production activities to build student confidence through clear models and abundant practice.
  • Communicative group and pair activities to encourage practical use of the language.
  • A mix of activity types including sentences, rhymes, dialogs, and tongue twisters to give students a better feel for the flow and rhythm of American English in different settings

About the Contributor

  • Gertrude F. Orion

New to this Edition

  • Updated exercises make content more relevant to today‚Äôs learners.
  • Class Discussion questions and dialogs en make learning more practical and interactive.
  • Full-color illustrations of how to pronounce each target sound and illustrated vocabulary definitions make learning more accessible to a variety of learners.


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  • Pronouncing American English: Audio CDs (10)  (ISBN-10: 1111352119 | ISBN-13: 9781111352110)
    Ideal for a complete course or as a pronunciation supplement, PRONOUNCING AMERICAN ENGLISH provides extensive activities to help college-bound students develop clear speech and appropriate intonation.
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