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ERIC Number: ED417611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Metrical Phonology and SLA.
Tice, Bradley S.
Metrical phonology, a linguistic process of phonological stress assessment and diagrammatic simplification of sentence and word stress, is discussed as it is found in the English language with the intention that it may be used in second language instruction. Stress is defined by its physical and acoustical correlates, and the principles of metrical phonology are outlined, with examples of the underlying syntactic structure of the English sentence. Word stress, a binary feature in metrical phonology, is then examined. It is concluded that the diagrammatic use of metrical trees simplifies the explanation of English stress patterns and their corresponding syntactic foundation, and can be used as a device to enhance understanding and acquisition of both structural and phonological aspects of English sentences. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A