Sunday, 25 September 2011

David Brazil died 25th Sept, 1995

David Brazil
Born on the 1st of May 1925 David Brazil first became a teacher of English, then a research fellow at Birmingham University and following this a staff member in the Department of English. From 1979 to 1983 he was a full-time lecturer there. He fully retired in 1986. Among his major publications are
  • The Communicative Value of Intonation in English (19972), Cambridge University Press
  • Pronunciation for Advanced Learners of English (1994), Cambridge University Press
  • A Grammar of Speech (1995) Oxford University Press
He died on the 25th of September 1995. A more comprehensive biography can be found here. If you're interested in a bibliography of Brazil's writings, click here.

There will be a short break for a few days because I shan't be able to connect to the internet. Kraut's back to the keyboard!


  1. Your readers may be interested to know that his surname is pronounced /ˈbræzɪl/ -- at least I think that is correct.

  2. When you surf to
    you can hear him (?) pronounce his name.