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Brazil, David

  1. Richard Cauldwell

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0108

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Cauldwell, R. 2012. Brazil, David. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


David Brazil (1925–1995) was the originator of discourse intonation—a distinctive approach to research into spontaneous speech and the teaching of pronunciation and intonation (see This approach has influenced research, teacher training, and classroom practice around the world. Publications influenced by his work started appearing in the 1980s, and continue to appear—they include Bradford (1988), Hewings and Goldstein (1993), Cauldwell (2002), and Gorsuch, Meyers, Pickering, and Griffee (2010).


  • language teaching;
  • language in the classroom;
  • second language acquisition