Teaching phonetics

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What is the best book you feel for teaching phonetics?

When you teach phonetics to non-native speakers, would you teach it theoretically or practically? Would you teach students how to use the British/American accent?
 

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Practicality is important IMO. I have found very few students to be interested in the ins and outs of phonetics; most are motivated by a desire to improve their accent/pronunciation rather than to know about the alveolar ridge. ;-)
 
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