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Teaching and Researching the Pronunciation of English

Studies in Honour of Włodzimierz Sobkowiak

  • Ewa Waniek-Klimczak
  • Mirosław Pawlak

Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Teaching the Pronunciation of English

  3. Researching the Pronunciation of English

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Geoffrey Schwartz
      Pages 205-217
    3. Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk, Anna Balas, Geoffrey Schwartz, Arkadiusz Rojczyk, Magdalena Wrembel
      Pages 235-247

About this book


The book contains contributions from practitioners and theoreticians who explore the pronunciation of English from various perspectives: phonetic, phonological, psycholinguistic and sociolinguistic. In accordance with the unifying theme of the volume, individual contributions investigate the characteristics of a foreign accent, its production and perception, study the development of methods and techniques in pronunciation teaching, evaluate their use in classroom materials and in the classroom itself, and investigate the conditions for second language learning and teaching from the perspective of learners and teachers. The book offers a unique combination of a scholarly research with practical applications, inspired over the years by the work of Professor Włodzimierz Sobkowiak, who has researched pronunciation teaching and pioneered technology-oriented, corpus-based approaches to the study of English pronunciation in Poland.


Pronunciation Instruction Pronunciation Learning Second Language Acquisition Second Language Phonetics/Phonology Teaching English Pronunciation

Editors and affiliations

  • Ewa Waniek-Klimczak
    • 1
  • Mirosław Pawlak
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of English StudiesUniversity of ŁódźŁódźPoland
  2. 2.Department of English StudiesAdam Mickiewicz UniversityKaliszPoland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Teaching and Researching the Pronunciation of English
  • Book Subtitle Studies in Honour of Włodzimierz Sobkowiak
  • Editors Ewa Waniek-Klimczak
    Mirosław Pawlak
  • Series Title Second Language Learning and Teaching
  • Series Abbreviated Title Second Language Learning,Teaching
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-11091-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-38285-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-11092-9
  • Series ISSN 2193-7648
  • Series E-ISSN 2193-7656
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 247
  • Number of Illustrations 15 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Language Education
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“The book is focused primarily on the status of pronunciation teaching and research in Poland, a context highly influenced by the visionary work of Professor Włodzimierz Sobkowiak in applied phonetics. … this book is a good representation of the value of localized research into pronunciation. If one takes into consideration how varied L2 pronunciation can be, resources which focus on pronunciation in specific EFL contexts such as this book with its Polish context are welcome.” (Arizio Sweeting, Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, Vol. 2 (2), 2016)