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ERIC Number: ED285393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
English Spanish Contrasts. A Guide for Teachers.
Orozco, Cecilio
A guide for using language contrasts to understand and teach pronunciation differences in English and Spanish proposes that all languages are learned in basically the same order, phonetics (listening and speaking) and graphemics (reading and writing). Language can be broken down so that understandable elements (phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon) may be observed. Predictable areas of pronunciation difficulty are looked at, especially in cases where English has more phonemes than Spanish. Specific vowels and consonants occurring in English but not in Spanish are reviewed, noting Spanish-speakers' pronunciation tendencies and listing minimal pairs in which problems commonly occur. Notable structural (morphological, syntactical, and idiomatic) differences between the two languages are also outlined. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A