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English Pronunciation for Foreigners free pdf Excerpt from English Pronunciation for Foreigners The foreigner finds English pronunciation difficult because he has acquired, through years of speaking his native tongue, not only fixed habits of using his organs of speech, but habits of hearing speech sounds. When he hears a new sound he tries to recognize in it one of his own sounds. Thus he says "dis" for "this" because to his ears they sound alike. It is important therefore that the pupil hear the English words correctly- and the teacher may help him to do this if she will show him the movements of the lips and tongue that produce the sound, for our eyes are better trained than our cars to distinguish differences. The pupil will hear the sounds more accurately, the more closely to his ear they are pronounced. If words containing difficult sounds are not taught until the sounds themselves have been mastered, the task of learning to pronounce the words will be easier. The pupil should also have the opportunity of hearing each word pronounced accurately and distinctly many times before he attempts to utter it himself- and the teacher should guard against the impulse to repeat the pupil's mistakes, lest she strengthen him in his wrong habits. The teacher will need to analyze very carefully each word to ascertain just what sounds actually are contained in it, for English spelling is often misleading rather than helpful in the determination of correct pronunciation. Thus the pronunciation of "handkerchief" according to its spelling leads to error- a better spelling would be "hangkerchif." "Roses" and "doses" look more alike than they sound- as do war and far, fury and bury, rough and cough. The teacher will find a study of her own speech organs and their movements during speech very helpful. With mirror in hand she should observe carefully how she forms each speech sound- and by watching her pupil's lips she can often discover the mechanical reason for his mispronunciations. In the following study of English sounds are included only those which offer difficulty to foreigners. The descriptions of the sounds are not supposed to prescribe the only correct way to utter the sounds, but to offer the foreigner a recipe, which if followed will enable him to produce the sounds correctly. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Sarah Jan Barrows
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 133068673X
EAN : 9781330686737
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 68 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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