Pygmalion

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Pygmalion

  1. 1. Pygmalion Written By: George Bernard Shaw Presentation By: Jackie Gibbs
  2. 2. The Myth
  3. 3. Pygmalion and Galatea Pygmalion- Greek sculptor from Cyprus He was disgusted by some local prostitutes, and lost all interest in women; he saw them as flawed creatures He dedicated his time to creating a sculptor of a woman (ironically) named Galatea It was thought that he wanted to correct the flaws he saw in women
  4. 4. Pygmalion and Galatea After he finished his creation he fell in love with her He would caress her, kiss her, bring her gifts and decorate her in jewelry He fell in love with something that could not return it
  5. 5. Pygmalion and Galatea He went to the temple of Aphrodite and asked for Galatea to be real Aphrodite sent a signal of three flames shooting up from the offering Pygmalion burnt When he returned to his studio, the statue was alive
  6. 6. Phonetics
  7. 7. What is it? Phonetics: the study and classification of speech sounds
  8. 8. Pronunciation Western philologists and linguists studied grammar and vocabulary much longer than pronunciation; grammar and vocabulary were better understood by most language teachers than pronunciation. wasn’t systemically studied until the beginning of the 20th century.
  9. 9. Two Approaches to Teaching Intuitive-imitative approach: (Used mostly before the 19th Century) The learner listens and imitates sounds and rhythms without the intervention of stated information. Analytical-linguistic approach: Utilizes information and tools, such the phonetic alphabet, charts, and other aids for listening, imitation and production. (Ex. The phonograph)
  10. 10. Higgins’s Method- Direct Gained popularity in the 1800’s and early 1900’s pronunciation is taught through intuition and imitation (like through a teacher or recording)
  11. 11. Quick History
  12. 12. The Reform Movement Part of the 1890’s Reform Movements Influenced by Henry Sweet, Wilhelm Viëtor and Paul Passy These men est. the Phonetic Alphabet which was/is used internationally. Henry Sweet Wilhelm Viëtor Paul Passy
  13. 13. International Organization Standards The spoken language is primary and should be taught first The findings of phonetics should be applied to language teaching Teachers must have solid training in phonetics Learners should be given phonetic training to establish good speech habits
  14. 14. Modern Day The goal of pronunciation is to not make learners sound like native speakers of the English language, but to not reduce their ability to communicate.
  15. 15. Fin

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