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

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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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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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A World of Englishes: Flipping phonetics

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Jane Setter: "The flipped classroom basically involves presenting what would normally be lecture content via vodcasts which the students watch ahead of the class, thus allowing more time in the actual class itself for practical work. This approach works well in the sciences where a lot of practical work is needed for students to progress, and [and it is] also suitable for phonetics, which also requires a lot of rehearsal of skills and time for class discussion of issues. 

I had wanted to try this for a while as I have been becoming increasingly concerned that the growing number of students I have in my class meant that I had less time to spend with each of them and that it was difficult to support individual student needs. Thanks to a small grant from the University of Reading's "Partnerships in Learning and Teaching" (PLanT) pilot scheme, I was able to buy some software to do video capture of my desktop which enables me to record video and audio of me narrating my way through my lecture slides. I then post these on our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, for the students to view ahead of class."

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Account of a university teaching experiment with links to teaching resources (vodcasts) and student reactions (and final test scores).

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A World of Englishes: The International Phonetic Alphabet

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The current revision of the IPA chart (above) starts with a large table showing consonant sounds, or phones, made on a pulmonic egressive airstream (i.e., with air from the lungs). Place of articulation (POA) is indicated by which column a symbol is located in. The passive articulator is usually indicated, i.e., the part of the oral cavity which remains in place while the active articulator – often the tongue – moves towards it; e.g., if a sound is labelled “alveolar” it means the tongue moves towards the alveolar ridge. Manner of articulation (MOA) is indicated by row. Where voiceless and voiced pairs of consonants are given, the one on the left is voiceless. The usual way of describing a consonant is to use a VPM label, where VPM stands for “voice place manner” – so [t] is a voiceless alveolar plosive.

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The IPA explained by a specialist

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Evidence | Speech in Action

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Evidence No. 1: ‘It’s safer, but not completely safe.’

Murray Walker, the famous British motor racing commentator, once said in a radio interview: ‘When I consider Formula One racing now with what it was twenty years ago, it’s safer, but not completely safe.’ Click on the loudspeaker to hear all of the words he said, or click on a line to hear it on its own. (The voice is not Murray Walker’s, it’s Richard Cauldwell’s).

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Richard Cauldwell has a lot of interesting material on this website, including a new iPad app called Cool Speech.  This page has audio examples of discourse intonation (following Brazil) to help teachers and advanced learners understand intonation patterns and particularly the role of context.

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Language Change in Philadelphia | William Labov

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Take a minute to hear William Labov on language change in the US.  Literally a minute, part of the University of Pennsylvania's 60 second lecture challenge by different speakers on different topics (https://www.sas.upenn.edu/60second/)

 

Here more from this major figure in modern sociolinguistics in an NPR interview

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5220090&sc=emaf

 

and the atlas of North American English can be accessed here http://www.ling.upenn.edu/phono_atlas/home.html

 

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speech accent archive

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483 accents of English - audio files for the same text, male and female speakers from a variety of English-speaking countries plus non-natives.

 

Great for phonetics/phonology practice, or just demonstrating phonological variation to dispel the myth that there's one "standard" pronunciation.

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Teaching phonetics and phonology

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Online resources for teaching the phonetics and phonology of English:

- IPA

- articulation of consonants and vowels

- audio files

- transcription practice

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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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Articulatory setting: Borissoff

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In a nutshell, your tongue's resting position is different for different languages, and if you get it into the correct position for the language you want to speak, everything else should fall into place ....

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English phonetics & phonology: Forel & Puskas, updated 2005

PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGYReader for First Year English Linguistics Claire-A.

Via Manos Koutsoukos
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60 page introduction to phonetics and phonology, including exercises.  For students of linguistics rather than EFL learners.

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A World of Englishes: Is /ə/ "real"?

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Is /ə/ "real"? "Is schwa a real phoneme?" asked a first year student, during a preliminary session preparing them for transcription in the second year. What an excellent question!
 The issue arose because I had referred them to John Wells' standard lexical sets to describe English vowel sounds more easily. This is a list of English phonemes with keywords devised by Prof Wells and given in his three-volume book Accents of English(1982). Rather than trying to explain in articulatory terms what /ʊ/ is in comparison with /ʌ/, for example, they can be referred to as the FOOT and STRUT vowels respectively, and then discussion about them appearing (or not) in various accents of English can also be facilitated.
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Interesting, accessible discussion with hyperlinks and further discussion in comments.

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Sounds of English: additional material

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Sounds of English provides an introduction to the attributes of the sound system of the language.  It provides information on phonetics, phonology, and orthography.  

 

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Drew Ward has 7 pages on articulation and different categories of consonant.

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Celik - Teaching English Intonation to EFL/ESL Students (TESL/TEFL)

2001 article in the Internet TESOL Journal by Mehmet Celik on English intonation, with succinct explanation of key phenomena plus bibliography.

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Pronunciation animations - Cambridge University Press English Language Teaching

Pronunciation animations - Cambridge University Press English Language Teaching | TELT | Scoop.it

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This site has animations with sound to help learners with sounds (diphthongs), stress (word and sentence stress), and intonation (rising and falling intonation).  It also has phonemic charts for English vowels and consonants - click on the symbol to hear the sound.

 

Useful for even beginning learners, and a good resource for checking general rules (e.g., word stress) and the phonemic inventory of English.  Teacher can supplement these basic rules with additional examples and more detailed rules for pronunciation.


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