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Spoken English Reductions
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  • 1. Spoken English Reductions: Whaddayasay? IELC Seminar Fall 2010 Candice J. Quinones
  • 2. Wassup? <ul><li>Budweiser Commercial </li></ul><ul><li>How ya doin ’ </li></ul>
  • 3. What is a reduction? <ul><li>A reduction occurs in a native English speaker’s speech when they reduce or eliminate certain sounds. </li></ul><ul><li>There are several common types of reductions (reduced forms of words and phrases). </li></ul>
  • 4. Rules for Reductions <ul><li>Reductions almost always occur with function words, but virtually never with content words. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Function words are non-stressed words in a thought group or sentence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commonly reduced function words: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a, an, the, and, are, as, because, can, for, from, had, has, have, of, or, that, than, to, and was. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exercises: See handout </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. Resources <ul><li>A list of reduced forms and purposes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://jalt.org/pansig/2006/HTML/Brown.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Another list of reduced forms and patterns </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www3.telus.net/linguisticsissues/ReducedForms.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Some rules for reductions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://english-learners.com/2009/10/common-reduced-forms-in-american-english.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sound samples of reductions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://lingualarts.com/reduced.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interview with Nina Weinstein </li></ul>
  • 6. Quiz <ul><li>Audio Quiz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://evaeaston.com/red-quiz01.html </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Reductions in Music <ul><li>Vanessa Carlton- “A Thousand Miles” </li></ul><ul><li>Karaoke -Vanessa Carlton “A Thousand Miles” </li></ul><ul><li>Alicia Keys – “No One ” </li></ul><ul><li>Karaoke - Alicia Keys “No One” </li></ul><ul><li>Micheal Jackson – “Beat It” </li></ul><ul><li>Karaoke - MJ “Beat It” </li></ul>

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