Title

Pronunciation teaching in the pre-CLT era

RIS ID

117433

Publication Details

Baker, A. Ann. (2018). Pronunciation teaching in the pre-CLT era. In O. Kang, R. I. Thomson & J. M. Murphy (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of contemporary English pronunciation (pp. 249-266). London: Routledge.

Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the history of pronunciation teaching, focusing specifically on the pre-communicative language teaching (CLT) era, in a way that should help teachers to better understand modem pronunciation practices. Although current pronunciation teaching and learning generally embrace a communicative approach, the fundamentals of pre-CL T approaches continue to have lasting influence on how pronunciation is taught today. Understanding these earlier approaches highlights a variety of different techniques and practices that continue to be foundational in many contemporary language classrooms.

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