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Inhaltsangabe: Book by Bollard, John K., Isaacs, Katherine M., Abate, Frank R.
From Booklist: "Traditional lexicography meets the latest technology" proclaims the press release accompanying this book. Pronunciation for 23,000 names is given in two forms: simple respelling and the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) used by linguists. After pronunciations were written by editor Bollard, they were loaded into a speech-synthesizing computer and the synthesized entries were listened to for correction and refinement.
Entries include place-names currently in the news and "other important places, celebrities, political and historical figures, company and product names, biblical names, and literary references." There is a strong emphasis on current names, which may explain the inclusion of the pop groups INXS and Depeche Mode, and the exclusion of ABBA. On the other hand, the Marquis de Sade is included, but pop singer Sade is not. An emphasis on terms "difficult to pronounce" does not explain the inclusion of Bruce Willis and Hal Linden. Some names that are important in the academic world are not here: no Simone Weil, Merleau Ponty, or Julia Kristeva, for example. Also lacking are TV star Xuxa and Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic.
The introduction explains variant U.S. regional pronunciation for such words as Mary and the two pronunciation systems used in the book. The running footers on each page of text provide a key to the respelled pronunciations. A key to the symbols used in the IPA is on the endsheet.
Some of these personal and place-names will appear in geographic dictionaries or in desk dictionaries, though usually only with some variant of IPA pronunciation. Several encyclopedias provide pronunciation for places and people that appear as entries. The NBC Handbook of Pronunciation (4th ed., rev., Harper, 1991) also uses a respelling system for more than 21,000 words, but most are not proper names. Although it's unfortunate that the Pronouncing Dictionary wastes space on such names as Sonny Bono and Toni Tenille, academic and public libraries will want to consider purchase.
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