The most complete guide available to the correct pronunciation of German for native English speakers. Revised and updated, a new feature for this edition is that the discussion of English-speaking learners' pronunciation problems has been extended to include American learners, reflecting the worldwide usage of the first volume. Each chapter deals with a separate aspect of the problems of modern German pronunciation; vowels, consonants, stress and intonation, and the reduced ('weak') forms of conversational pronunciation. Comprehensively illustrated with clear pronunciation and intonation diagrams emphasising common problems experienced when learning German. The Manchester University Press website also gives readers access to nineteen audio files which complement the content of the book, providing examples of pronunciation, stress and intonation, and listening exercises. -- .
Christopher Hall is Professor of German at the University of Joensuu in Finland -- .
List of illustrations Preface Acknowledgements List of phonetic symbols 1. Introduction 2. The production and description of speech sounds 3. The German consonants 4. The German vowels 5. Stress and intonation 6. Words in connected speech: Formal and conversational pronunciation -- .