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IPA character picker

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Type IPA online
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Very handy tool if you happen to be teaching phonetics or pronunciation
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Dynamic dialects

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Dynamic Dialects is the product of a collaboration between researchers at the University of Glasgow, Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, University College London and Napier University, Edinburgh. Dynamic Dialects is an accent database, containing an articulatory video-based corpus of speech samples from world-wide accents of English. Videos in this corpus contain synchronised audio, ultrasound-tongue-imaging video and video of the moving lips. We are continuing to augment this resource. For modelled International Phonetic Association speech samples produced by trained phoneticians, please go to Seeing Speech.

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This looks like an interesting project - some elements online already.

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Phonétique corrective du FLE

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Des tableaux utiles pour les formateurs, enseignants et étudiants de fle utilisant la méthode verbo tonale sont accessibles sur un seul écran grâce à l'application en ligne Popplet.
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Overview for teaching French phonetics/phonology

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Teaching Pronunciation: Top tips from Laura Patsko

Teaching Pronunciation: Top tips from Laura Patsko | TELT | Scoop.it
Our Senior Research Manager Laura Patsko shares the first five of her top ten tips for teaching pronunciation. 1. Make sure you teach pronunciation! First and foremost on this list of top tips: don’t be afraid of teaching pronunciation! It isn’t just a ‘nice to have’. It affects all areas of language learning – for …
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Nothing to argue with here.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, July 23, 2015 7:53 AM

Very useful information. I especially like tips 3, 4, and 5.

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Just don't do it

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the problem isn’t women’s speech, it’s the way women’s speech is pathologized and policed
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A linguist replies to recent nonsense on women's speech, including uptalk, apologising, body language and "just"

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The Ling Space: Episodes by Topic

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A selection of episodes of The Ling Space, organized by linguistics topic.
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Bite-sized videos introducing different aspects of linguistics, from acquisition and syntax to phonology, cognitive linguistics and pragmatics.

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Linguists on Spacey's House of Cards Southern accent

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"I suspect that some Southerners might recognize that he doesn't sound quite right," Dr. Erik Thomas, a professor of linguistics at North Carolina State University told me. Thomas has studied Southern American English since his undergraduate years and is considered one of the pre-eminent experts on Southern accents. "The average person might not hear the difference," he added.

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Interesting dissection of the actor's southern drawl, covering vowel shift, (non-)rhoticity, and word-initial "wh"

 

And the case for Spacey's defence has already taken up the gauntlet

http://citizensociolinguistics.com/2015/03/01/frank-underwood-versus-the-accent-commandos/

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A Pron Chart Zoo

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I have joined the EVO 2015 session on pronunciation called Teaching Pronunciation Differently. It has started off very well, learning loads, for example the existence of weak vowel cousins of the s...
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For working on pronunciation

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More charts than you can shake a stick at ...

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Minimal pairs - 'ELF priorities'

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It can be hard to know what to focus on when it comes to pronunciation, especially if you have a group for a short time or there's a wide range of needs. One of the great things about adopting an E...
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Lots of ideas for working on minimal pairs, with links to resources and explanations.

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, November 11, 2014 1:26 PM

Des pistes pour travailler la prononciation à adapter au primaire.

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The Speech Accent Archive: The English Accents of People Who Speak 341 Different Languages

The Speech Accent Archive: The English Accents of People Who Speak 341 Different Languages | TELT | Scoop.it
Over the years, I’ve met with several foreign speaking partners. Through conversation, I learn their language — Spanish, Korean, Japanese — and they learn mine — English.
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TED talks: beyond coursebook accents

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Do you ever use TED talks in your classes? This nonprofit organisation, with the tagline ‘Ideas worth spreading’, is a great place to find interesting authentic audio.
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Nice selection of different accents for awareness raising or teacher education

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Nedi Silveira's curator insight, September 28, 2014 12:59 AM

Wonderful and inspiring talks.

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This is the best programme for talks ever!!!

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The Guess List: a study in /t/ elision

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The BBC is airing a new game show on Saturday nights hosted by the wonderful Rob Brydon and amusingly entitled The Guess List. You can read the Independent newspaper's less than glowing review of it here.
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Discussion of "perfectly legal" elision and assimilation in connected speech, with video example from Burton/Taylor in Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf.

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Understanding nuclear stress

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This is the first in a pair of posts (read the second post here) on the theory and practice of teaching nuclear stress for English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). This post aims to answer the following q...
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Very clear presentation, why it's important even for Lingua Franca users, and references.

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The Saga of Schwi: Ward, 2013

As it happens, the name schwi is helpful in naming a higher type of schwa, closer in sound to short I. You see, there is a hypothesis that English has two distinct types of schwas, one which is closer and one which is opener. The difference is epitomized by the phonetic contrast between ‘Georgia’s’ and ‘George’s,’ between ‘affect’ and ‘effect,’ or between ‘Lennon’ and ‘Lenin’ (in both these examples, the first one has the more open vowel). Among commentators on John Well’s English phonetics blog, the closer one is often called schwi and the opener one is often called schwa. (Wells himself has not embraced the term schwi.)

That’s the origin of the word schwi in a nutshell, but there’s more to it than that.

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Via @GlenysHanson

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Articulatory setting: an approach to pronunciation teaching

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A short introduction to articulatory setting or voice setting, and some links to background reading, research, and pedagogical applications.

 

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Sound chart: Mark Hancock

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Download from the original website

This infographic gives a brief explanation of how the new Pronpack Sound Chart is organized. - See more at: http://hancockmcdonald.com/blog/pronpack-sound-chart-explained#sthash.55ueLR05.dpuf
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Accent Tag Nation

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From Harvard to YouTube: the birth of accent tagging and what it's teaching linguists. 

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DIY sociolinguistics

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Shadow-reading experiment

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I've recently done some research into shadow-reading and at some point I promised myself that I'd soon experiment with it a bit in the classroom.
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Interesting account of activities for practicing intonation

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The happY vowel song: Jane Setter

Based on Pharrell Williams's song "Happy", this is a little bit of fun with English phonetics and phonology. Thanks to Tim Wharton for co-writing the lyrics ...
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And you can brush up on saga of schwi here: http://iwrotethat.quora.com/The-Saga-of-Schwi

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A Pron Chart Zoo

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I have joined the EVO 2015 session on pronunciation called Teaching Pronunciation Differently. It has started off very well, learning loads, for example the existence of weak vowel cousins of the s...
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More charts than you can shake a stick at ...

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 19, 2015 4:07 AM

For working on pronunciation

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Multicultural London English

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The speaker displays many of the features of a British accent known widely as Multicultural London English (MLE), such as producing vowels in e.g. FACE and PRICE as monophthongs, not dropping /h/ sounds (/h/-dropping is common in London accent Cockney) and pronouncing voiced dental fricatives in e.g. the as a [d].  There are glottal stops, which are less common in Afro-Caribbean or African English accents, and /l/-vocalisation. The speaker also has a more syllable-timed speech rhythm; instead of pronouncing the phrase from all walks of life as /frəm ɔːl wɔːks əv laɪf/ it sounds more like [frɒm ɔː wɔːks ɒv lɐːf], with a full vowel in each syllable.

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Jane Setter on forensic phonetic analysis of MLE

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Phonetic vs phonemic inventories

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In my first year "Sounds of Language" class, one of the things we do is look at phonetic vs phonemic inventories.
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Nice clear explanation with example

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