The 18th edition of Daniel Jones's classic work is the definitive guide to contemporary English pronunciation. This new and fully updated edition contains over 230,000 pronunciations of words, names and phrases. In addition, it includes lively essays on aspects of pronunciation by leading experts in the field, a phonetics and phonology glossary and notes explaining the relationship between spellings and sounds. The accompanying CD-ROM includes exercises, pronunciation practice and phonetic search facility for comparing sounds.
Peter Roach did his first degree at Oxford (Brasenose College) in Psychology and Philosophy, and then took postgraduate courses in Teaching English Overseas (Manchester University) and in Phonetics (University College London). He was appointed to the Linguistic Science Department of the University of Reading as a lecturer in 1968, teaching phonetics there until 1978, and gaining his PhD. Peter then moved to the University of Leeds to become Senior Lecturer in Phonetics in the Department of Linguistics & Phonetics; then to the Department of Psychology at Leeds where he was was appointed Professor of Cognitive Psychology. He returned to Reading University in 1994 as Professor of Phonetics.
His main interest is in the phonetics of English, where his Cambridge University Press publications include 'English Phonetics and Phonology' and 'The Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary'. His introductory book 'Phonetics' is published by Oxford University Press in the "Oxford Introductions to Language Studies" series. Peter also has research interests in speech perception and in the computer analysis of speech, and has held a number of research grants for work in automatic speech recognition and large-scale computer-readable speech databases. On his retirement the University of Reading awarded Peter the position of Emeritus Professor of Phonetics.