"An Introduction to French Pronunciation" is a comprehensive and accessible guide to current French pronunciation. It enables students to not only to hear the language, but to know what to listen for. It includes chapters on the general principles of French phonetics and regional variations in the pronunciation of French. It also includes discussion of vowels, semi-consonants, consonants, rhythmic groups, the syllable, liaison and intonation. It is written by a leading figure in the field, the author of "A Comprehensive French Grammar" (Blackwell, 2003).