English Sounds for Foreign Tongues, Vol. 23 PDF ePub eBook

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English Sounds for Foreign Tongues, Vol. 23 free pdf Excerpt from English Sounds for Foreign Tongues, Vol. 23: A Drill Book, December, 1918 The problem of the student of foreign languages is the acquisition of new habits of speech. Not only is he accustomed to express his thought in certain long-used words and phrases, but these words and phrases are uttered by means of movements of the speech organs which during long years of repetition have become involuntary. These articulatory habits are called the "basis of articulation" or the "phonetic basis" of a language. The effort to acquire the new phrases generally occupies the attention of the speaker so completely that there is little or no attention paid to the way in which these new words are articulated, so that it often happens that the foreigner expresses his thought fluently and in well-chosen words but betrays his foreign origin constantly and often unpleasantly in the way in which he utters the words. Especially in this country where we have so many naturalized citizens, and where it is so desirable that the new American should identify himself with his adopted country and feel himself as truly a citizen as his neighbors, is this question of the sounds of English important. Not only is the adult often embarrassed and even humiliated in his efforts to take part in a serious conversation by the consciousness that his speech is exciting the amusement of his auditors, but children are made especially unhappy by any peculiarity of speech which marks them as being different from their playmates. And many a sensitive child through the cruel taunts of his careless schoolmates develops a supersensitiveness and a self-distrust which handicap him throughout life. Few of the people with whom the foreigner associates, and unfortunately few teachers, know enough about the processes of articulation to be able to give him intelligent aid- for to teach a foreigner the sounds of English, the teacher should not only know how English sounds are formed, but he should also know something about the speech habits of the pupil. Under skillful instruction the foreign accent can be reduced to a minimum with a comparatively slight amount of effort. Children especially can overcome very quickly their difficulties of pronunciation if they have proper guidance. While this little book has been prepared especially for the foreign-born student of English, it is hoped that it will also be useful to teachers who have to work with foreigners, in their diagnosis of the faults in their pupils speech, and will help them to correct these faults. In teaching English sounds to foreign students of different nationalities, the writer has noticed that most of them have certain difficulties in common and that the same exercises were helpful to all. As one object of the student of a foreign language must be the establishing of new habits of articulation, the exercises should be practised carefully and repeatedly until the movements have become involuntary. 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 : Unknown Author
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1332124275
EAN : 9781332124275
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 66 pages
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Language : English
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    Downloadable Books. Excerpt from English Sounds for Foreign Tongues, Vol. 23: A Drill Book, December, 1918 The problem of the student of foreign languages is the acquisition of new habits of speech. N