ERIC Number: ED116493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching English Pronunciation to Speakers of Black Tai (Tai Dam). General Information Series, No. 10. Indochinese Refugee Education Guides.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.
The purpose of this guide is to: (1) point out those differences between Black Tai and English which will cause difficulties for the Black Tai-speaking students of English, and (2) outline the most effective ways of helping the student overcome these difficulties. The first section is a contrastive analysis of the phonologies of Black Tai and English, presented in three parts: (1) sounds which occur in similar patterns in both languages, (2) sounds which occur in English but not in Black Tai, and (3) sounds which pattern differently in Black Tai and English. A note on intonation follows this analysis. The guide ends with suggestions and advice about how to teach English pronunciation. This includes suggestions for class preparation and for the adaptation of existing ESL materials. (Author/TL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Indochinese, Interference (Language), Intonation, Language Instruction, Phonetics, Phonology, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Refugees, Second Language Learning, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Tone Languages
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.