About the BookPhonetics is a branch of linguistics that comprises the study of the sounds of human speech. It is concerned with the physical properties of speech sounds or signs, their physiological production, acoustic properties, auditory perception and neurophysiological status.
This book highlights the problems of teaching, practicing, learning Phonetics and Spoken English, expressed through well-researched articles. The book also offers anecdotes of success, failures suggestions and solutions as to how to tackle these problems either in the regular teaching at school, college and university level, or through the Spoken English institutions. There are experiments and case studies of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Industry, engineering college students, Indian school and college students, Indonesian students, evaluation of language laboratories, international call centres, comparative study of English and Telugu language, awareness of Phonetics among school/college teachers and the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) sector. The contributors are from among phoneticians, linguists, Speech teachers, English language teachers, Spoken English instructors, etc.
This book will be useful to those scholars who are working on Speech and Phonetics. This book may also be useful to those who run Spoken English institutes.About the Author/sDr. D. Murali Manohar, M.A., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D., is Associate Professor, Department of English Literature, English Language Teaching, especially Phonetics of English, and Dalit Literature/Studies. He has ten books to his credit including Kamala Das: Treatment of Love in Her Poetry (1999); Indian Women’s fiction: A Study of Marriage, Career and Divorce (2007); Dalits and Religion (2009); Dalits and their Religion(s) (2010); Indian Women Novelists in English (2010); and Introduction to Linguistics and Phonetics (2011). Besides, he has contributed numerous articles in national and international literary journals of repute.