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By J.D. O'Connor, Gordon Frederick Arnold

Intonation of colloquial English (British English) has been written for language scholars at intermediate to complex point and for 1st 12 months college scholars of phonetics. The authors examine the intonation of English right into a approach of ten tone teams which, with their services, are defined within the early chapters of the booklet. Then comes an intensive sequence of perform drills with each one tone workforce handled individually and in definite universal tone team sequences: the features of every tone crew are made glaring through Verbal Contexts which precede the drill sentences. eventually there's a variety of dialogues demonstrating the 10 tone teams in motion in the framework of daily conversational speech.

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