English phonetics


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The given Presentation was delivered by Mr. Digant Chauhan at a plenary session on English Phonetics, BITS edu Campus.

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English phonetics

  1. 1. ENGLISH PHONETICS Digant Chauhan Assistant Professor ITM Universe digantchauhan@yahoo.com 9428762837
  2. 2. WHAT IS THE NEED TO LEARN PHONETICS?  Language is a system of communication. And written language is an attempt to represent spoken language by visual symbols.  In English the correspondence is not consistently maintained.  English as spoken by educated people in India does not differ from native English in grammar and vocabulary but in pronunciation.  It is there by necessary for Indian students to make a systematic study of English language sound system.
  3. 3. WHAT IS PHONETICS?  Phonetics is a branch of Linguistics (Science of Language),  Phonetics deals with the sounds of language(s).  The word Phonetics is related with the word “Phone” which means „sound‟. LINGUISTICS  Linguistics is the field that studies the languages from scientific perspective.  There are various branches of linguistics, such as,
  5. 5. CONSONANTS AND VOWELS  Basically there are two types of sounds in any language: The Consonants and the Vowels.  What is a Consonant? A basic speech sound in which the breath is at least partly obstructed and which can be combined with a vowel to form a syllable.  What is a Vowel? A speech sound that is produced by comparatively open configuration of the vocal tract and with vibration of the vocal cords.
  6. 6. VARIOUS DEFINITIONS  The sounds produced without any closure of the air passage and no narrowing that would cause audible friction are called Vowels. All the other sounds are Consonants. –Bansal & Harrison  In the production of vowel sound the articulators do not come very close together, and the passage of the airstream is relatively unobstructed. –Peter Ladefoged
  8. 8. CONSONANTS Consonants are categorized by two ways: Places of Articulation & Manners of Articulation
  9. 9. VOWELS  Vowels are categorized in terms of the position of the tongue and shape of the lips, i.e. High- Low, Front-Back and Rounded-Unrounded.
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