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Elementary Oral English for Speakers of Cantonese: Teacher's Guide for Pronunciation Practice.
Terrell, Anne; And Others
This guide for pronunciation practice is intended primarily for adult speakers of Cantonese who need to speak English in order to understand and be understood in a job outside the Cantonese-speaking community. It is not designed for the advanced student. This document provides a contrastive analysis between the sound systems of English and Cantonese, focusing on the sentence as a whole and then on vowel and consonant sounds. Suggestions are made for the application of contrastive analysis in teaching English, specifically in each of these three areas. A glossary of terms and a bibliography are provided. A discussion of lessons in English sounds follows, with an explanation of a teaching alphabet and general instructions for using sound drills. (VM)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Applied Linguistics, Cantonese, Comparative Analysis, Consonants, Contrastive Linguistics, Descriptive Linguistics, Dialects, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Intonation, Language and Area Centers, Language Rhythm, Phonology, Pronunciation Instruction, Sentences, Suprasegmentals, Syllables, Vowels
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Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Chinatown-North Beach Community English Language Center, San Francisco, CA.