Speaking and pronunciation

Burns, Anne C. and Seidlhofer, Barbara Speaking and pronunciation. IN: An introduction to applied linguistics. Schmitt, Norbert (ed.) London: Hodder.


We take as our starting point the notion of spoken language in use, drawing on insights from discourse analysis which makes it clear that language is used to negotiate and achieve meaning in social contexts and so cannot be divorced from those contexts. This perspective tasks us beyond a purely psycholinguistic model of speech where underlying mental processes are highlighted (e.g. Levelt, 1989). The perspective also takes us beyond the focus on the sentence, which has traditionally been the unit of analysis in much grammatical analysis and language teaching.

Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > English Language
Languages & Social Sciences > English Language research group
Languages & Social Sciences > Languages and translation studies research group
Uncontrolled Keywords: spoken language,discourse analysis,meaning,social contexts,psycholinguistic model,underlying mental processes,grammatical analysis,language teaching


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