ERIC Number: ED040618
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
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Patterns of Spanish Pronunciation. A Drillbook.
Bowen, J. Donald; Stockwell, Robert P.
This drillbook concentrates on making the student aware of the nature of the differences between his English habits of speech and the Spanish habits he is trying to acquire. The extensive exercises are structured selectively in order of specific difficulties of pronunciation. In the major sections on intonation, vowels, and consonants, the authors rely on the development of several components to achieve mastery in the pronunciation of Spanish. They include: (1) notes about the differences between the comparable sounds of each language, (2) descriptions of the articulation of Spanish sounds not present in English, (3) the problems arranged in a hierarchy of importance from most important to least important, (4) a respelling of Spanish that symbolizes each problematic detail, (5) lists of items that illustrate the distribution of the sounds, and (6) extensive examples for classroom drill on all the problems examined. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Behavior Development, Consonants, Contrastive Linguistics, Distinctive Features (Language), Habit Formation, Intonation, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Language Patterns, Modern Languages, Pattern Drills (Language), Phonetics, Phonology, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Spanish, Speech Habits, Speech Improvement, Vowels
University of Chicago Press, 5750 Ellis Ave., Chicago, Ill. 60637 ($2.75)
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