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I’m Director of UCL’s famous annual Summer Course in English Phonetics. This August, like last year, we ran a five-day virtual course, with lectures covering English consonants, vowels and intonation, plus daily ear training and practical classes with experienced tutors to work on articulation. It was another great success, with participants in 22 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and both North and South America.
“It is a book I wish I had written myself – but I don’t think I would have been able to make such a good job of it”
– from the Foreword by J.C. Wells