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    rhythm, in other words, learning to speak a foreign language well enough to be comprehended by others. Can pronunciation be learned? Yes, it can! But again, the goal of learning to pronounce well should be to ease communication not to sound like a native. Improving your pronunciation is not impossible, but it does require a lot of work. This means practice, practice and more practice. The better your pronunciation becomes, the easier it will be for natives to understand you and for you to understand them. What can you do to learn how to improve your accent? I have studied languages for many years now, and no one has ever mentioned this following suggestion to me to improve my accent. In order to improve your accent, learn the International Phonetic Alphabet. http://www.unil.ch/ling/english/phonetique/table-eng.html. I think this is a brilliant idea! If you are not immersed in the language abroad nor have friends that are native speakers this is the next best thing to learning how to pronounce words with the correct accent. When I lived in Colombia I went around saying “accento” , meaning accent. I pronounced “accento” with a hard “C” like in English. One day my 12 year old host sister spoke up and said I was pronouncing it wrong. I should have pronounced it like “assento”. I have never forgotten this, but it would have been nice to be able to look it up. Another hint to improve your accent is to limit your practice with non-natives that are learning the same language as…

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    I had never understood phonetics prior to linguistics, and having near completed the course now, I still could not differentiate between the majority of symbols used for vowel sounds. I consider myself to be a bit of a “band geek” because that is all I did throughout high school. I have many friends who were required to have knowledge of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for singing. I can now joke that my lack of ability to use IPA is why I never got into singing. I believe learning…

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    allophones should be added to the distinctive feature theory models as a method of creating a deeper analysis of the formalization of phonological rules in different languages. As confirmation of this claim, I present evidence in the form of apicolabials in the various languages of Vanuatu and how they have changed over time. Apicolabials, also more commonly known as linguo-labials, are consonants created by contracting the tip of the tongue against the upper lip. The application of…

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    Wambaugh, Martinez, McNeil, and Rogers (1999) conducted a study to replicate and expand upon the findings of the study by Wambaugh et al. (1998). They investigated response generalization and maintenance effects of SPT for trained and untrained words. Additionally, the authors attempted to determine whether SPT could result in the overgeneralization of targeted sounds to the production of untrained or previously trained phonemes (e.g., if training the production of /k/ would result in the…

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    Non-Pulmonic Consonants: Non-pulmonic consonants are consonants created without the guidance of air from the lungs. There are three types of non-pulmonic consonants: clicks, voiced implosives, and ejectives. Clicks are formed by placing two articulatory structures together and separating them rapidly. Voiced implosives are air that is inhaled to produce the desired sound. The air is used before it reaches the lungs. Ejectives are generated by upward movement of the closed glottis. Non-pulmonic…

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    `Pronunciation Syllabus TESL 566 Fall 2016 Carson-Newman University Introduction I Am an Arab student, and also an English teacher in my country, here in Saudi Arabia. I thought that it was important to chip in at a few talking shortcomings of KSA understudies. Along these lines, I chose to pick my friend Amjed Albalawi as my objective understudy. Amjed Albalawi is 22 years of age, and has a one year and four-month tyke. He has…

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    Lucio Pozzi used his performance art, Patchameena, to articulate language barriers, and also let audiences to be personally on the scene and feel the barrier. Lucio Pozzi was also not born in America, but Milan, Italy, and he immigrated to the United States in 1962 as a guest of Kissinger’s Harvard International Summer Seminar. Patchameena was performed in th CR10 Contemporary Arts Center, where Lucio gave a speech using nonsensial gibberish and fake languages, attached with abundant body…

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    text, he uses picture cues and context to figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word, he predicts, infers, and make connections about the book, and is at an independent level in third grade sight words. For writing his strengths are incorporating many familiar sight words into his writing, he is able to identify the beginning, middle, and end of a book, and can identify the main idea and support the main ideas with details from the books. In spelling my students strengths are not reversing or…

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    Stress plays a big factor in our lives through the many tasks and activities that we have to face. It can lead to detrimental effects on our health, but studies have shown that nature and green spaces provide us with various benefits on our health. Jill Suttie’s “How Nature Can Make You Kinder, Happier, and More Creative” and Gretchen Reynolds’ “The Picture of Health” illustrate this point. Both authors present their articles with studies that shed light on the effects that nature has on us.…

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    Natalie is a fourteen year old girl who not only suffers from depression, mild PTSD that stems from traumatic childhood experiences, but also battles with nightmares and thoughts of self –harm. She lives with her mom and dad (they are still together), older brother and sister, and her emotional support dog, Ginger. Natalie is primarily home/cyber schooled, but is in the process of transitioning at least to part time brick and mortar school attendance. She has a very strong, loving, and…

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