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Schnitzer, Marc L. – 1974
The primary contact which many non-native speakers have with the English language is visual. Thus, there exist many competent readers of English who are ignorant of pronunciation. In the past, English pronunciation has been taught in a case-by-case fashion, without regard to principles relating orthography to pronunciation. This is a report on one…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), French, Generative Phonology, Language Instruction
Ringbom, Hakan – 1977
The most significant criterion for classifying spelling errors is whether the erroneous form yields the same pronunciation as the intended word. Five categories can be discerned: (1) non-identical pronunciation, non-existent English word; (2) non-identical pronunciation, confusion of existing words; (3) identical pronunciation, English spelling…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language), Interference (Language)
Griem, Eberhard – Linguistik und Didaktik, 1978
After finding that the English Pronunciation course required at Regensburg University reduced errors by only 14 percent, a course was developed in recognizing errors (one's own and others'), with emphasis on vowel reduction, speech rhythm, elementary intonation and liaison. As a result, errors were reduced by 67 percent. (IFS/WGA)
Descriptors: Auditory Discrimination, Course Descriptions, English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language)
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Liaw, Meei-Ling – ReCALL, 2007
Efforts have been made by language educators and researchers to use computer technology to assist L2 learners' growth in either linguistic or intercultural competence. Nonetheless, web-based environments devoted to developing both types of competences in tandem are new and experimental. The purpose of this project, which involves the collaboration…
Descriptors: Reading Materials, Intercultural Communication, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
Kligman, Donna; Cronnell, Bruce – 1974
Three studies of the relationship of Black English (BE) pronunciation to spelling performance are reported in this document. The first study explored a large number of BE pronunciation features. The second included control features that do not have differing pronunciations in BE and standard English (SE). The third examined final consonant…
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Nonstandard Dialects, North American English, Pronunciation
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Hagiwara, Akira; Kuzumaki, Yukinori – System, 1982
Presents study constructed to consider what kind of errors of misperception of English pronunciation by Japanese are revealed in dictation. Results show errors of segmental sounds are caused by interference from Japanese. Believes dictation provides means of exact, immediate, and simple key feedback to learner. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Interference (Language), Listening Comprehension, Pronunciation
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Aronson, Howard I. – Slavic and East European Journal, 1964
An approach to a contrastive analysis of phonologies for pedagogic purposes is illustrated through the discussion of selected problems of interference which arise in the teaching of Russian pronunciation to native speakers of American English. The need for a recognition of a hierarchy of errors and the importance of the phonetic level of analysis…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics, English, Interference (Language)
George, H. V. – 1972
This book presents a three-part discussion of the causes and prevention of errors in foreign language learning with particular reference to English as a second language. The first part provides a survey of error analysis, defining what is meant by the term "error" and establishing a model of error production. Other terms explained in this section…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), English (Second Language), Error Patterns, Information Processing
Hammerly, Hector – 1975
Types of hierarchies of pronunciation difficulty are discussed, and a hierarchy based on contrastive analysis plus informal observation is proposed. This hierarchy is less one of initial difficulty than of error persistence. One feature of this hierarchy is that, because of lesser learner awareness and very limited functional load, errors…
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Error Analysis (Language), Error Patterns, Interference (Language)
Nilsen, Thor Sigurd – 1989
This preliminary report of an English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) pronunciation test carried out at Telemark College in Norway is first of all a description of the difficulties Norwegian students have with regard to the pronunciation of Received Pronunciation (RP) vowels and consonants. An attempt also is made to predict areas of possible…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language)
International Catholic Migration Commission, Morong (Philippines). – 1983
The manual for English pronunciation instruction is designed for use in intensive language courses for Southeast Asians learning English as a Second Language. An introductory section suggests classroom presentation and lesson planning techniques and gives background information on English phonology and pronunciation instruction. A variety of…
Descriptors: Cambodian, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Error Correction
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Kang, Okim; Vo, Son Ca Thanh; Moran, Meghan Kerry – TESL-EJ, 2016
Research in second language speech has often focused on listeners' accent judgment and factors that affect their perception. However, the topic of listeners' application of specific sound categories in their own perceptual judgments has not been widely investigated. The current study explored how listeners from diverse language backgrounds weighed…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Phonology, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Moustafa, Margaret Heiss – 1978
Native speakers of Egyptian Arabic make errors in their pronunciation of English that cannot always be accounted for by a contrastive analysis of Egyptian analysis of Egyptain Arabic and English. This study focuses on three types of errors in the pronunciation of voiced and voiceless "th" made by fluent speakers of English. These errors were noted…
Descriptors: Arabic, Comparative Analysis, Contrastive Linguistics, Deep Structure
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Liski, Erkki; Puntanen, Simo – Language Learning, 1983
Analysis of error patterns in a test taken by 698 Finnish university students shows errors are made in this declining order of frequency: grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, and use. More talkative students were proportionately more proficient per utterance, and higher proficiency also correlated with sex (female) and high matriculation test…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, College Second Language Programs, English (Second Language), Error Patterns
Lin, Hsiang-Pao; And Others – 1995
Specific tools and techniques to help students of English as a Second Language overcome pronunciation problems are presented. The selection of problems addressed is based on the frequency and seriousness of errors that many native Chinese-speaking learners produce. Ways to resolve various problems (e.g., missing final consonants, misplaced stress…
Descriptors: Chinese, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, English (Second Language)
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