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Pronunciation And Phonetics

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Author: Adam Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317935691
Size: 54.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 312
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Book Description: This engaging, succinct text is an introduction to both phonetics and phonology as applied to the teaching of pronunciation to English language learners. Section 1 selectively covers the main areas of phonetics and phonology, without going into any area in more depth than the average English language teacher requires or that the average English language teacher trainee can handle. Section 2 focuses on practical issues related to learners and how they learn languages, and what represents good practice in terms of classroom activities for pronunciation—including aspects such as targets, motivation and priorities. The chapters end with activities to help the reader understand concepts. Section 3 provides innovative sample activities which put into practice the theoretical points covered in the first two sections, answers to the various exercises, recommended further reading (both print and non-print), a glossary of technical phonetic terms, and a bibliography of works on pronunciation teaching. The text is accompanied by a Companion Website with audio recordings of model pronunciations and audio material relating to the activities.


Understanding Everyday Australian

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Author: Susan Boyer
Publisher: Boyer Educational Resources
ISBN: 1877074209
Size: 58.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : English language
Languages : en
Pages : 133
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Book Description: This book, along with its audio recording, has been designed to help intermediate students of English understand spoken language as it is encountered in everyday situations in Australia.


Modern German Pronunciation

Modern German Pronunciation PDF

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Author: Christopher Hall
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719066894
Size: 32.24 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 203
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Book Description: This revised and updated edition of Modern German Pronunciation offers the most complete guide to the correct pronunciation of German for native speakers of English. It begins with an introduction to the problems of pronunciation and the basic concepts of phonetics. The following chapters take each aspect of pronunciation in turn: consonants, vowels, stress and intonation, and the conversational pronunciation of German with its many reduced or "weak" forms. The text is comprehensively illustrated with clear pronunciation and intonation diagrams and the emphasis is on the problems that speakers of English are known to encounter when learning to speak German. This second edition has been revised and updated, taking into account comments and suggestions from readers and adapting the German texts to the new official spelling. A significant new feature is the discussion of English-speaking learners of German has been extended to include American learners, reflecting the use world-wide of the first edition of this volume.


Teaching Pronunciation

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Author: Celce-Murcia
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521406949
Size: 80.22 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 435
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Book Description: "This course offers current and prospective teachers of English a comprehensive treatment of pronunciation pedagogy, drawing on both current theory and practice. The text provides: - an overview of teaching issues from the perspective of different methodologies and second language acquisition research - innovative teaching techniques - a thorough grounding in the sound system of North American English - insight into how this sound system intersects with spelling, morphology, listening, and discourse - diagnostic tools and assessment measures - suggestions for syllabus design. Discussion questions and exercises encourage teachers to draw on their personal language learning/teaching experience as they assimilate the contents of each chapter. A training cassette offers practice in assessing learners' pronunciation"--Publishers's website.


New Directions In Rough Sets Data Mining And Granular Soft Computing

New Directions in Rough Sets  Data Mining  and Granular Soft Computing PDF

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Author: Ning Zhong
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540666451
Size: 57.34 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Computers
Languages : en
Pages : 558
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Book Description: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Rough Sets, Fuzzy Sets, Data Mining, and Granular-Soft Computing, RSFDGrC'99, held in Yamaguchi, Japan, in November 1999. The 45 revised regular papers and 15 revised short papers presented together with four invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from 89 submissions. The book is divided into sections on rough computing: foundations and applications, rough set theory and applications, fuzzy set theory and applications, nonclassical logic and approximate reasoning, information granulation and granular computing, data mining and knowledge discovery, machine learning, and intelligent agents and systems.


Advanced English Pronunciation

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Author: Wendy Schottman
Publisher: Editions OPHRYS
ISBN: 9782708013483
Size: 64.87 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Education
Languages : en
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Book Description: Advanced English Pronunciation has been designed to meet the needs of foreign language learners with at least upper-intermediate proficiency (CEFR level B2) who want not only to improve their pronunciation, but also to acquire a solid understanding of the rules and rationale of English pronunciation. University students who are considering a career in teaching as well as practising English teachers who wish to perfect their pronunciation will appreciate the value of this dual objective. Key Features: · The twenty recorded lessons with worksheets are suitable for self-study (ideally with a computer) or group work with a teacher (in a language lab). · Each lesson is designed to last approximately 50 minutes. . The book is divided into four parts, addressing all major aspects of English pronunciation - rhythm and weak forms, word stress, spelling-pronunciation rules, intonation and linking. · The characteristic rhythm of English, an important but often neglected aspect of pronunciation, is dealt with right from the start, in the first three lessons. · Basic work on intonation is integrated into each lesson and then reviewed and expanded upon in the final two lessons. · Seven different native English speakers from England have been used for the recordings, representing standard, educated varieties of British English as spoken by people whose origins range from Bournemouth on the south coast to Carlisle near the Scottish border. · An innovative exercise design allows the learner to evaluate his or her knowledge as the exercise is carried out. The learner is able to quickly assess which points he or she must continue to work on as well as which points he or she has mastered. · The exercises are varied and designed to promote active learning. · Brief musical interludes consisting of original recordings by clarinet and cello signal the beginning of each exercise.


Pronunciation Tasks Student S Book

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Author: Martin Hewings
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521386111
Size: 19.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages : 138
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Book Description: A comprehensive coverage of all aspects of English pronunciation. Pronunciation Tasks provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of English pronunciation such as vowels, consonants, consonant clusters, syllables and stress, sounds and connected speech, intonation, sounds and grammar, and pronouncing written words.