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Wells, J. C. (John Christopher)

Overview
Works: 160 works in 679 publications in 7 languages and 4,689 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Actor, Interviewee
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Most widely held works about J. C Wells
 
Most widely held works by J. C Wells
Longman pronunciation dictionary by J. C Wells( Book )

128 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features full coverage of both British and American pronunciations using the International Phonetic Alphabet
Accents of English by J. C Wells( Book )

104 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accents of English is about the way English is pronounced by different people in different places. Volume 1 provides a synthesizing introduction, which shows how accents vary not only geographically, but also with social class, formality, sex and age; and in volumes 2 and 3 the author examines in greater depth the various accents used by people who speak English as their mother tongue: the accents of the regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (volume 2), and of the USA, Canada, the West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Black Africa and the Far East (volume 3). Each volume can be read independently, and together they form a major scholarly survey, of considerable originality, which not only includes descriptions of hitherto neglected accents, but also examines the implications for phonological theory. Readers will find the answers to many questions: Who makes 'good' rhyme with 'mood'? Which accents have no voiced sibilants? How is a Canadian accent different from an American one, a New Zealand one from an Australian one, a Jamaican one from a Barbadian one? What are the historical reasons for British-American pronunciation differences? What sound changes are currently in progress in New York, in London, in Edinburgh? Dr Wells his written principally for students of linguistics, phonetics and English language, but the motivated general reader will also find the study both fascinating and rewarding
The E.U.P. concise Esperanto and English dictionary by J. C Wells( Book )

39 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the twentieth century, both English and Esperanto have developed--most strikingly in the large number of scientific and technical words which have penetrated from purely specialist vocabularies into that of the layman. These developments have resulted in an increasing need for a new comprehensive and yet concise two-way Esperanto and English dictionary. This compilation has been designed to satisfy these requirements. It caters for beginners, ordinary users and advanced students alike, utilising to the full the regularity with which, in Esperanto, parts of speech, derivatives and compounds are formed from a single root. This simplicity also means that, whereas the English-Esperanto section comprises about 19,500 entries, these can be condensed to 9,000 in the Esperanto-English section. Accuracy has been ensured and anglicisms avoided by making use of a wide range of international reference works. This dictionary will be of value to all who look to Esperanto as the practical solution to the world language problem."--Jacket
Practical phonetics by J. C Wells( Book )

24 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English intonation : an introduction by J. C Wells( Book )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intonation - the rise and fall of pitch in our voices - plays a crucial role in how we express meaning. This accessible introduction shows students how to recognize and reproduce the intonation patterns of English, providing clear explanations of what they mean and how they are used. It looks in particular at three key functions of intonation - to express our attitude, to structure our messages to one another, and to focus attention on particular parts of what we are saying. An invaluable guide to how English intonation works, it is complete with extensive exercises, drills and practice material, encouraging students to produce and understand the intonation patterns for themselves. The accompanying CD contains a wealth of spoken examples, clearly demonstrating English intonation in context. Drawing on the perspectives of both language teaching and linguistics, this textbook will be welcomed by both learners of English, and beginning undergraduates in phonetics and linguistics." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0619/2006299992-d.html
Althochdeutsches Glossenwörterbuch. (Mit Stellennachweis zu sämtlichen gedruckten althochdeutschen und verwandten Glossen) by Taylor Starck( Book )

45 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in German and German, Old High and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaican pronunciation in London by J. C Wells( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sounds interesting : observations on English and general phonetics by J. C Wells( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do you pronounce omega, tortoise and sloth? And why? Do charted and chartered sound the same? How do people pronounce the names Charon, Punjab, and Sexwale? In this engaging book, John Wells, a world-renowned phonetician and phonologist, explores these questions and others. Each chapter consists of carefully selected entries from Wells' acclaimed phonetics blog, on which he regularly posted on a range of current and widely researched topics such as pronunciation, teaching, intonation, spelling, and accents. Based on sound scholarship and full of fascinating facts about the pronunciation of Welsh, Swedish, Czech, Zulu, Icelandic and other languages, this book will appeal to scholars and students in phonetics and phonology, as well as general readers wanting to know more about language. Anyone interested in why a poster in Antigua invited cruise ship visitors to enjoy a game of porker, or what hymns can tell us about pronunciation, should read this book"--
Accents of English by J. C Wells( Book )

38 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accents of English is about the way English is pronounced by different people in diffeent places. Volume I provides a synthesizing introduction, which shows how accents vary not only geographically, but also with social class, formality, sex and age; and in volumes 2 and 3 the author examines in greater depth the various accents used by people who speak English as their mother tongue: the accents of the regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland (volume 2), and of the USA, Canada, and West Indies, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Black Africa and the Far East (volume 3). Each volume can be read independently, and together they form a major scholarly survey of considerable originality, which not only includes descriptions of hitherto neglected accents, but also examines the implications for phonological theory
Sounds fascinating : further observations on English phonetics and phonology by J. C Wells( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? Pontcysyllte is obviously Welsh, but Penge is Welsh too! How cool is Caol in the Highlands of Scotland? What can Wesley's hymns tell us about sound change in English? How do people pronounce Wrocław in Poland? How can anyone manage to say Gdynia as just two syllables? Why is the village of Frith in the island of Montserrat usually pronounced as if spelt Frits? What embarrassing faux pas in English did a Russian conglomerate make? Should I bild a cubbard instead of building a cupboard? How should we capitalize an exclamation mark, and why might we need to? What's a depressor consonant? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self
The Kentucky law reporter( )

in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longman pronunciation dictionary by J. C Wells( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a manner of speaking : accents of the English-speaking world by J. C Wells( Recording )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samples of accents from throughout the English-speaking world
English-Esperanto-English dictionary by J. C Wells( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angla-Esperanto-Angla Vortaro: Find what you are looking for: Concise yet comprehensive, with coverage of all the words you need, including many technical terms. Both directions: Contains both Esperanto-English and English-Esperanto sections, with a total of over 30,000 entries. Keep up-to-date: Completely revised and rewritten, with a thorough coverage of contemporary English and Esperanto. Check how to write it and say it: With a grammatical introduction presenting a clear and authoritative analysis
Lingvistikaj aspektoj de Esperanto by J. C Wells( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in Esperanto and Undetermined and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet by J. C Wells( Recording )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the sounds associated with the phonetic symbols shown on the 1993 version of the chart of the International Phonetic Alphabet
Accents of English. by J. C Wells( Recording )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examples of regional accents recorded by the author of the book Accents of English
An introduction by J. C Wells( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geiriadur Esperanto : Kimra vortaro by J. C Wells( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in Esperanto and Welsh and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British Isles by J. C Wells( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Accents of EnglishAn introduction
Alternative Names
John C. Wells Brita vortaristo kaj profesoro pri fonetiko, prezidanto de UEA (1939-)

John C. Wells britischer Linguist und Professor für Phonetik

John C. Wells British phonetician and Esperanto teacher

John C. Wells Brits taalkundige

John C. Wells espérantiste britannique

John C. Wells fonetista e insegnante di esperanto britannico

John Wells fonetista británico y profesor de esperanto en la University College de Londres

Wells, J. C.

Wells J. C. 1939-....

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Wells, John Christopher.

Wells, John Christopher, 1939-

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Accents of EnglishThe E.U.P. concise Esperanto and English dictionaryEnglish intonation : an introductionAccents of EnglishLongman pronunciation dictionaryEnglish-Esperanto-English dictionaryAccents of English.An introductionThe British Isles