20090321 teaching pronunciation

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A brief analysis of reasons why pronunciation and the IPA should be explicitly taught in English lessons. Done with fellow professor Adriana Rivera in 2009.

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20090321 teaching pronunciation

  1. 1. TEACHINGPRONUNCIATION<br />Adriana Rivera and Víctor Lugo<br />Bowler B. & Parminter S. (1992) Headway pre-intermediate pronunciation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (p. 47)<br />
  2. 2. Jenkins (2002) suggests the importance of the fact that Non-Native Speakers (NNS) of English outnumber Native Speakers (NS), as the key factor to teach pronunciation to guarantee intelligibility in communication.<br />WHYSHOULDWETEACHPRONUNCIATION?<br />
  3. 3. TEACHING PRONUNCIATION: METHODOLOGICAL VARIATION Celce-Murcia, M., Brinton, D. M., and Goodwin, J. M. (1996).<br />
  4. 4. TEACHING PRONUNCIATION: METHODOLOGICAL VARIATION Celce-Murcia, M., Brinton, D. M., and Goodwin, J. M. (1996).<br />
  5. 5. Sound-Colour Chart<br />Gattegno C. English Fidel. Educational(1978) Solutions, Inc<br />
  6. 6. The First English Word Chart<br />Gattegno C. (n.d.) The First English Word Chart. Retrieved on March 20, 2009 from http://pagesperso-orange.fr/une.education.pour.demain/materiels_pedago/sw/swengcharts/swword1.htm<br />
  7. 7. TEACHING PRONUNCIATION: METHODOLOGICAL VARIATION Celce-Murcia, M., Brinton, D. M., and Goodwin, J. M. (1996).<br />
  8. 8. TEACHING PRONUNCIATION: METHODOLOGICAL VARIATION Celce-Murcia, M., Brinton, D. M., and Goodwin, J. M. (1996).<br />
  9. 9. The IPA was the result of the Reform Movement in language teaching. Henry Sweet, Wilhelm Viëtor and Paul Passy formed the International Phonetic Association in…<br />THE IMPORTANCE OF THE IPA<br />1886<br />
  10. 10. The International Phonetic Alphabet<br />
  11. 11. The IPA Phonetic Alphabet for English<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li>Traditionally, teaching pronunciation has focused on these aspects:
  13. 13. Sounds
  14. 14. Rhythm and stress
  15. 15. Flow of speech(wordlinking, coarticulation, intonation)
  16. 16. Accent (RPor GA)
  17. 17. Three concepts by Smith & Nelson (1985)
  18. 18. Intelligibility.
  19. 19. Comprehensibility.
  20. 20. Interpretability</li></ul>WHAT DO WEHAVETOTAKEINTOACCOUNTTOTEACHPRONUNCIATION?<br />
  21. 21. For the sake of intelligibility, Jenkins (2002) proposed focusing on the following issues, because “it is likely to be more effective than attending to every detail in which a NNS’s pronunciation differs from that (standard) pronunciation of an NS”. (p. 96)<br />1. The consonant inventory with some provisos.<br />2. Additional phonetic requirements.<br />3. Consonant clusters.<br />4. Vowel sounds.<br />5. Production and placement of core (tonic) stress.<br />
  22. 22. FINAL CONSIDERATIONS<br />Take into account your learners’ needs and background to teach pronunciation.<br />Consider intelligibility and ELF to make decisions about this issue.<br />Train yourself in the use of IPA.<br />Improve your own pronunciation.<br />
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  24. 24. Bowler B. & Parminter S. (1992) Headway pre-intermediate pronunciation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.<br />Celce-Murcia, M., Brinton, D. M., and Goodwin, J. M. (1996). Teaching pronunciation: A reference for teachers of English to speakers of other languages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, UK.<br />Colorado State University. (n.d.). Teaching pronunciation. Retrieved on March 18, 2009 from http://writing.colostate.edu/guides/teaching/esl/pronunciation.cfm. <br />Jenkins, J. (2006) Current perspectives on teaching World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca. TESOL Quarterly, 40, (1), 157-181. Retrieved on March 16, 2009 from http://www2.hawaii.edu/~cmhiggin/PDFs/Jenkins%20TQ%202006.pdf. <br /> Jenkins, J. (2002) A sociolinguistically based, empirically researched pronunciation syllabus for English as an international language. Applied Linguistics; Mar 1, 2002; 23, 1; ProQuest Humanities Module pg. 83.<br />Pickering, L. (2006). Current research on intelligibility in English as a Lingua franca. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics. 26, 219-233. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.<br />The full IPA alphabet was retrieved on March 20, 2009 from http://quiben.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/ipa_chart_c2005_1.png<br />Ur, P. (2007) A Course in language Teaching.: Practice and Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.<br />REFERENCES<br />

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