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Pronunciation

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Brian Tauzel

on 5 July 2016

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Transcript of Pronunciation

What makes an accent?
Phonetic Level
Important - highly personalized

Influenced by first language

Repetition, training
Sounds Blend & Combine
Hidden Sounds
Go away.
Syllables with Consonant Clusters
Scratched
Stress Timed Language
Accents
Syllable Stress
Interesting
Business
Family
Comfortable
Temperature
Vegetable
Same Accent
(Convergence)
Different
Accent
Don't worry, everybody has one!
An accent...
...can be good!
Blends
This month
Call me
Give away
Take off
Read it over
The Result...
Could I have a big glass of orange juice?

Coudeye hava biggla suh vornjus?
I'll see about it.
Did you send it?
Get your things.
Doubles
Have a good day
Let's see
Have fun
I regret to tell you,

I agree.
Drops
She kept going
Don't be mad
A thousand reasons

but it can also get in the way
you've been lied to
about where English words start and end.

Who isn't happy?
W
Y
CH
J
Stay up to date.
I'll let you know.
Would you like a sandwich?
CCCVCC
Ho-la
V-CV
Bei-jing
CV-CVC
Con
tract
Con
trac
tual

Im
port
Im
port
ed

Cor
porate
Corpo
ra
tion

E
co
nomy
Eco
no
mical
Changing Stress
Checking account - Mutual Funds - Trade Union
and sometimes syllables
just disappear...
employee - clientele - attache - entrepreneur
French Loan Words - Last Syllable
Su
stain
able
Sustaina
bi
lity

Con
cept
Con
cep
tual

Fi
nance
Fi
nan
cial

U
tilize
Utili
za
tion
Syllable timed
Stress timed
Students love homework.
The students love homework.
The students love their homework.
The students love all their homework.

Which words get stressed?
Is there a pattern?
I HATE homework.
Chunking
Break your speech
into smaller pieces
to help your audience
digest it more easily.
Intonation Patterns
Sprints
CCCVCCC
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