Modern German pronunciation

An introduction for speakers of English

By Christopher Hall

Modern German pronunciation

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-6689-4
  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £16.99
  • Published Date: May 2003
  • BIC Category: Language / Language teaching & learning (other than ELT), German, FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / German, Language teaching & learning, Language Texts


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.


List of illustrations
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


Christopher Hall is Professor of German at the University of Joensuu in Finland

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