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Pronunciation Models

  1. David Deterding

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0969

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Deterding, D. 2012. Pronunciation Models. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Many nonlinguists imagine that a model of pronunciation which is upheld as the standard, promoted in schools, and is the focus of reference materials such as dictionaries, is somehow better than a regional variety, and that people who speak a nonstandard variety are lazy.


  • phonetics;
  • phonology;
  • World Englishes;
  • lingua francas;
  • pronunciation