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ERIC Number: ED192561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Learning Arabic Sounds: A Guide to the Pronunciation of the Phonemes of Arabic for Native Speakers of English.
Liberto, Shelley M.
The purpose of this guide is to teach English speakers accurate pronunciation of the Modern Standard Arabic phonemes. Included are discussions concerning attitudes toward language learning in general, basic linguistic concepts, a descriptive survey of the phonemes with detailed instructions for their production, and lists of minimal pairs suggested for use in phonology drills and exercises. The distinctive features of the phonemes are graphically described and verbal instructions lead the student to their proper pronunication. Attention is given to the special difficulties encountered by native speakers of English in attaining Arabic sound production skills. Both common and exclusive characteristics of the two languages are used as a basis for comparison and contrast, directing the student to the discovery and understanding of the new and different Arabic sound system. The guide assumes the aid of a native Arabic speaker as a model for mimicry and a source of criticism and correction. (Author/PJM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A