The pronunciation of English
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The pronunciation of English book
The purpose of this book, as the title suggests, is to describe how English is pronounced by native speakers of the language. Native speakers now number approximately 350 million and they live in widely separated parts of the world. There are differences in the way these people speak English, of course, but the varieties are mutually intelligible to a high degree: Australians understand Canadians and vice versa, Londoners and New Yorkers, residents of Dublin and Johannesburg communicate successfully.