Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary 18 (2011) Full Version
The Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary (CEPD) is a classic work of reference for English pronunciation. It was first published in 1917 by Daniel Jones, a British phonetician and linguist, who aimed to provide a reliable guide to the pronunciation of English words and names. Since then, the CEPD has been revised and updated by various editors, and the latest edition is the 18th, which was published in 2011 by Cambridge University Press.
The CEPD contains over 230,000 pronunciations of words, names and phrases, using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to represent the sounds of British and American English. It also includes lively essays on aspects of pronunciation by leading experts in the field, a phonetics and phonology glossary and notes explaining the relationship between spellings and sounds. The CEPD is widely used by students, teachers, translators, actors, broadcasters and anyone who wants to improve their pronunciation or learn more about the history and diversity of English speech.
The CEPD is available in both print and digital formats. The print version is a paperback book with 580 pages, which can be easily carried around or consulted at home or in the library. The digital version is a CD-ROM or an online subscription, which offers additional features such as spoken pronunciations in British and American English, exercises, pronunciation practice and a phonetic search facility for comparing sounds. The digital version also allows users to customize their preferences, such as choosing the accent they want to hear or adjusting the playback speed.
The CEPD is not only a dictionary, but also a valuable resource for learning and teaching English pronunciation. It covers both standard and regional varieties of English, as well as foreign words and names that have been adopted into English. It also provides information on the origins and meanings of words and names, as well as their usage and frequency. The CEPD is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to contemporary English pronunciation, which reflects the changes and developments that have occurred in the language over the years.
If you are interested in purchasing or accessing the CEPD, you can visit the [Cambridge University Press website] for more details. You can also preview some pages of the book or read some reviews on [Google Books]. The CEPD is a must-have for anyone who wants to master English pronunciation or explore its fascinating aspects.