This course offers a general introduction to the theory and practice of English pronunciation.
The aims of the course are:
-To offer a general introduction to the theory of sounds and how they are used in Present-day English, establishing relevant comparisons with the sound systems of other languages, especially of Spanish and Galician.
-To provide the basic tools, units and theoretical concepts that are needed to describe and analyse the segmental and suprasegmental levels of the English language as well as its phonological processes.
-To provide the necessary practical tools to help students improve their pronunciation of English, from the perspective of both auditory discrimination and oral production.
-To acquaint students with the main bibliographical sources of the discipline.
-To get students actively involved in the course, both in class sessions and in out-of-class activities.