A List of Books about Teaching Pronunciation
- Teaching Pronunciation: A Course Book and Reference Guide, Second Edition, Marianne Celce-Murcia, Donna M. Brinton, and Janet M. Goodwin, with Barry Griner. Cambridge University Press, 2010. ISBN #978-0521729765. This book is very detailed and sometimes difficult to read, but it has many, many good ideas for teaching activities. There are thorough explanations of the pronunciation of individual sounds and of suprasegmental features. It makes a wonderful resource for future use. It includes two CDs of examples and exercises. Based on American English pronunciation.
- Teaching American English Pronunciation, Peter Avery and Susan Ehrlich, Oxford University Press, 1992. ISBN #0-19-432815-5. An older book, but considered a classic. This book is compact and explains concepts reasonably well. The number of example activities is very small. It has a chapter on typical pronunciation problems of particular language groups, but the information does not always seem to be based on a thorough and correct knowledge of the sound systems of those languages. Based on American English pronunciation.
- Tips for Teaching Pronunciation: A Practical Approach, Linda Lane, Pearson Longman, 2010. ISBN #978-0-13-813629-1. Includes a CD of examples. Simple, clear explanations about many facets of pronunciation. It has a chapter on typical pronunciation problems of particular language groups, and it does seem to be based on sound linguistic principles. Based on American English pronunciation.
- The Book of Pronunciation: Proposals for a Practical Pedagogy, Jonathan Marks and Tim Bowen, Delta Publishing, 2012. ISBN #978-1-905085-70-5. Includes a CD. Based on British English pronunciation.
- English Phonology and Pronunciation Teaching, Pamela Rogerson-Revell, Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011. ISBN #978-0-8264-2403-7. Very few ideas for how to teach pronunciation--more about the content of teaching than methods. Heavy emphasis on teaching pronunciation for EIL purposes (English as an International Language). It has a chapter on problems of particular language groups, but very few languages are represented. No CD, but there's a companion website with audio files and an answer key. Based on British English pronunciation.
- How to Teach Pronunciation, Gerald Kelly, Pearson Longman, 2000. ISBN #0-582429-75-7. Includes a CD with examples from the book. Based on British English pronunciation.
- Pronunciation, Clement Laroy, Oxford University Press, 1995. ISBN #0-194370-87-9. Lots of ideas about using psychology, drama, and similar techniques in teaching pronunciation. The techniques apply equally to American or British pronunciation.
- Pronunciation, Christiane Dalton and Barbara Seidlhofer, Oxford University Press, 1994. ISBN #0-19-437197-2. Good coverage of suprasegmentals, but very little about the pronunciation of individual sounds. Includes some good examples of teaching materials and activities. Based on British English pronunciation.
- Perspectives on Teaching Connected Speech to Second Language Speakers, James Dean Brown and Kimi Kondo-Brown, University of Hawai'i, National Foreign Language Resource Center, 2006. ISBN #978-0-8248-3136-3. The chapters cover research and methods of teaching and testing connected speech (linking, stress, rhythm, reductions, etc.), especially related to the teaching of English and Japanese. Some chapters are very theoretical, but others are more practical.
- Sound Foundations: Living Phonology, Adrian Underhill, Heinemann, 1994. ISBN #0-435-24091-9. Based on British English pronunciation.
- Pronunciation Pedagogy and Theory, Joan Morley, editor, TESOL, 1994. ISBN #0-939791-55-2. A collection of seven articles on various aspects of pronunciation teaching.
- Teaching the Pronunciation of English as a Lingua Franca, Robin Walker, Oxford University Press, 2010. ISBN #978-0-19-442200-0. This book takes a different approach than the others. It suggests that since English has become an international language, students shouldn't be expected to imitate any one national variety of English as their target (NAE, RP, etc.) Instead, the author suggests a "Lingua Franca Core" of pronunciation features that are most necessary in producing speech that is intelligible to the widest range of native and non-native speakers of English, and not worrying much about the rest. It's an interesting approach, though it may not be easily accepted by most teachers, Boards of Education, parents, etc. Not based on either American or British English pronunciation, of course!
These are books of activity ideas for teachers, not textbooks that would be used directly by students.
- Pronunciation Games, Mark Hancock, Cambridge University Press, 1995. ISBN #0-521-46735-7. Lots of photocopiable games, mainly at a beginning to intermediate level. Based on British English pronunciation.
- Pronunciation Practice Activities, Martin Hewings, Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN #0-521-75457-7. Comes with a CD of exercises. Based on British English pronunciation.
- Primary Pronunciation Box, Caroline Nixon and Michael Tomlinson, Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN #978-0521545457. Comes with a CD. Based on British pronunciation.
- New Ways in Teaching Speaking, Kathleen M. Bailey and Lance Savage, editors, TESOL, 1994. ISBN #0-939791-54-4. Contains a chapter about pronunciation practice activities.
- New Ways in Teaching Listening, David Nunan and Lindsay Miller, editors, TESOL, 1995. ISBN #0-939791-58-7. Contains a chapter about activities for teaching pronunciation through listening.