NAE 215 : The Pronunciation of English


This course introduces students to phonetics, including the principles of how the speech sounds of English are produced, classified, and transcribed.


On completion of the course, students will:


  1. Articulation
  2. Vowels
  3. Consonants
  4. Phonological Rules
  5. Syllables
  6. Stress
  7. the Phoneme (self study)


Deterding, D H & Poedjosoedarmo, G R (1998) The Sounds of English: Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers in Southeast Asia. Singapore: Prentice Hall.

Supplementary Reading

Jones D, Roach, P & Hartman, J (1997) English Pronouncing Dictionary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Roach, P. (1991). English Phonetics and Phonology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Assessment : There is one test (30%), in which students must show they can classify the sounds of English and transcribe any word of English accurately, and an examination (70%).

Coordinator : Dr David Deterding, Room 3-03-164, tel 790 3432, e-mail