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ERIC Number: ED015695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 1
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THE SOUNDS OF ENGLISH AND ITALIAN, A SYSTEMATIC ANALYSIS OF THE CONTRASTS BETWEEN THE SOUND SYSTEMS. CONTRASTIVE STRUCTURE SERIES.
AGARD, FREDERICK B.; DI PIETRO, ROBERT J.
DESIGNED AS A SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR PROFESSIONALS PREPARING INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, PLANNING COURSES, OR DEVELOPING CLASSROOM TECHNIQUES FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS, A SERIES OF STUDIES HAS BEEN PREPARED THAT CONTRASTS, IN TWO VOLUMES FOR EACH OF THE FIVE MOST COMMONLY TAUGHT FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN THE UNITED STATES, THE SOUND AND GRAMMATICAL DIFFERENCES OF THESE TARGET LANGUAGES AND ENGLISH. THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK IS TO PRESENT A SYSTEMATIC COMPARISON OF THE ITALIAN AND ENGLISH SOUND SYSTEMS. FOLLOWING A BRIEF INTRODUCTION ON THE RATIONALE AND SCOPE OF THE STUDY, LANGUAGE DESIGN, WRITING, STYLE, AND STANDARD SPEECH AND DIALECTAL DIVERGENCIES, CHAPTER TWO DISCUSSES IN SOME DETAIL THE DISTINCTIVE FEATURES INVOLVED IN MAKING A COMPARISON OF TWO SPEECH SYSTEMS. IN CONTRASTING THE POSITIONAL VARIANTS FOUND IN BOTH THE ARTICULATION AND PHONEME ARRANGEMENT OF THE TWO LANGUAGES, CHAPTER THREE LIMITS ITSELF TO A DISCUSSION OF VOWEL AND CONSONANT PHONEMES. WHEREAS CHAPTER FOUR, ALONG WITH A DISCUSSION OF ENGLISH JUNCTURE AND ITS INTERFERENCE IN LEARNING ITALIAN, MAKES A COMPARISON OF THE VOWEL DISTRIBUTION ARRANGEMENTS CHARACTERISTIC OF BOTH LANGUAGES, CHAPTER FIVE DESCRIBES AND DIAGNOSES THE CONSONANT PATTERNS MOST FREQUENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THESE TWO TONGUES. THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER CONCENTRATES ON DETAILING INTONATION PATTERNS AND PITCH PHONEMES. SEE FL 000 634 FOR THE COMPANION DOCUMENT ON THE CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH AND ITALIAN GRAMMATICAL STRUCTURES. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $2.00 FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, 5750 ELLIS AVENUE, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60637. (AB)
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Identifiers: Center for Applied Linguistics VA