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Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (Other Dictionaries) Hardcover – 23 Mar 2000


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  • Hardcover: 896 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (23 Mar. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 058236468X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0582364684
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,348,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Wells is a Professor of Phonetics at University College London. His interests centre on the phonetic and phonological description of languages but also extend to lexicography and language teaching. He directs UCL’s annual Summer Course in English Phonetics. He is a frequent contributor to BBC radion (R2, R4, R5, BBC English). Based in Britain at UCL throughout his career, he has over the years given invited lectures in many different countries throughout the world. His best known publications are Accents of English (3 vols, Cambridge University Press 1982) and Longman Pronunciation Dictionary (Pearson Education, second edition 2000).


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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Jan. 2001
Format: Hardcover
LPD2 is the best tool for teachers, lecturers, and everybody who needs to prepare speeches mainly about themes of the new informatized age, where many new words born and are old where old words are being reused in new contexts with new meanings.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
An Invaluable Resource 15 July 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As a theatre voice & speech trainer, I have found this book to be an invaluable resource. It is a must-have for all actors. It deals well with both English and American pronunciations and the variations of word pronunciations. I feel it is probably the best of the pronunciation dictionaries, even though it has shortcomings in it's distinction between the consonant R and vowel R-coloring.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A must for those who want to speak good English 25 Jun. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
this dictionary is comprehensive enough,it includes both American and British pronunciations. I may say it is very useful for non-native speakers as their accents may combine several ones. Ordinary dictionaries cannot help much as language is changing every day and even in Received Pronunciation(RP), there may be several pronunciations for a word. And the older generation, middle generation as well as young generation speak differently. Ordinary dictionaries usually just include one pronunciation. Collins Cobuild dictionary is better in a way that it provides more variations. But this variation is not comprehensive enough. If you want to buy a pronunciation dictionary, either this or English Pronouncing Dictionary(Cambridge University Press) is your choice.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
The Best I could find in bookshops! 26 Jan. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I love it! This is my favourite companion to turn to when I get
stuck in uncertain pronunciations. If you're a person who likes
Received Pronunciations, then Longman Pronunciation Dictionary
is absolutely a handy and desktop reference for you.
Just browse this book everyday, you'll sound more RP daily.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A Must For Actors 4 Mar. 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The Longman Pronunciation Dictionary is a highly useful tool for performing artists of the English Language. I take it with me from gig to gig and use it in rehearsals. It helps to have an understanding of the International Phonetics Alphabet (IPA) but the sound key in the introduction will guide you through its use.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great dictionary for actors, speech/voice people 12 April 2000
By Eric Armstrong - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This dictionary is useful in that it features both GeneralAmerican pronunciations and Received Pronunciation (British) pronunciations....
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