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How to pronounce feather in English - Forvo

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How to pronounce feather in English. The definition of feather is: the light horny waterproof structure forming the external coverin
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Haven't checked this for a while: seems like a nice resource if you have doubts about the pronunciation of a particular word. I checked random words in French and English and found a range of nativelike pronunciation. Very easy to search and listen.
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Research Bites: Reading, Pronunciation, and the Phonological Loop

Summary and reaction to “Phonology in Second Language Reading: Not an Optional Extra”, Walter (2008)
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Accessible summary of research on reading/pronunciation connection, with implications or at least an invitation to discuss implications for ELT
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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, March 5, 2016 2:26 AM
Accessible summary of research on reading/pronunciation connection, with implications or at least an invitation to discuss implications for ELT
Pilar Moral's curator insight, March 13, 2016 6:57 AM
Accessible summary of research on reading/pronunciation connection, with implications or at least an invitation to discuss implications for ELT
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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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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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"Does my child have good pronunciation?"

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I lost count of the number of times I got asked this over three days of parent-teacher meetings at my school. In fact, I don't know if this was the exact question they asked, because we rely on tra...
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Some common pronunciation problems young learners may have, and some quick fixes, all in layman's terms.

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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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Pronunciation theory and practice: new issue of Journal of Academic Language & Learning

Editorial

Introduction to special issue: New directions in pronunciation theory and practice

Emmaline Lear, Michael Carey, Graeme Couper

 

Research Articles

Evidence that L2 production training can enhance perception

Gary Linebaugh, Thomas Bernard Roche

 

An L1 point of reference approach to pronunciation modification: Learner-centred alternatives to ‘listen and repeat’

Michael David Carey, Arizio Sweeting, Robert Mannell

 

“The tutor never asked me questions”: Pronunciation and student positioning at university

Shem Macdonald

 

Learners’ views of social issues in pronunciation learning

John Levis

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Open access articles

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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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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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For working on pronunciation

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

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GRAMMAR AND PRONUNCIATION

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Laying some myths to rest

 

"This webpage is where anyone can find the material that has nourrished our collective work and thinking on the topic of 'Grammar and Pronunciation'.

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Work by some of my first year Masters in Teaching English students: an eclectic set of links for EFL teachers in France

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Non-native accents: ELFpron activities

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This is the second post about gems of resources uncovered in the Aladdin’s cave that is the BBC Learning English website. Check out our first post for suggestions on using the BBC’s “Better speaking” series.
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Activities and (BBC) resources for EFL/ESL work with non-native pronunciation

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When Uptalk Went Viral

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This is a guest post by Cynthia McLemore, following up on Ben Zimmer's post on "'Uptalk' in the OED", 9/12/2016.



Twenty three years after James Gorman coined a word for “those rises” in the New York Times and unleashed a viral phenomenon associated with my name, and o
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Interesting piece on media distortion of groundbreaking intonation study and changes in technology making this type of work easier. Little audio clip is a gem.
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HVPT or minimal pairs on steroids

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It was by chance as these things tend to happen on the net that I read about High Variability Pronunciation Training (HVPT). What are the odds language teachers know about HVPT? My extremely representative and valid polling on Twitter and G+ gave me a big fat 2 out of 24 teachers who knew the acronym.…
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See link to video of conference presentation

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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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Preparing teachers to teach pronunciation: Burri, 2015

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Burri, M. (2015). ‘My perspective changed dramatically’: A case for preparing L2 instructors to teach pronunciation. English Australia Journal, vol 32.1, pp. 19-37. Access the article to read onlin...
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Participate in discussion of this account of research into EFL teachers' attitudes to the teaching of pronunciation.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, November 10, 2015 9:48 PM

I am one of the teachers who runs away from teaching pronunciation classes, and I was never properly taught how to teach it.  The research article is just that, but definitely go to the last paragraph before the summary.  That information hit home for the reason I will try to infuse more pronunciation practice in my lessons.

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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

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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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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.