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  • Phonetics In Arabic Language

    I will discuss the reasons why Arabic speaking English learners have difficulties with word stress. English stress can be used to distinguish meaning where in Arabic this is not possible. For example the noun permit (/ˈpəːmɪt/) and verb permit (/pəˈmɪt/) is distinguished by the stress. Arabic is a stress timed language and predictable. Therefore learners have difficulties in comprehending the unpredictable English stress Previous studies of phonotactics Researchers have carried out studies on the errors and problems faced by Arab learners of English, such as Al-Shuaibi (2009), Binturki (2008), Barros (2003), Wahba (1998), Altaha (1995), Kharma & Hajjaj (1989), Abdul Haq (1982), Harrison, Prator and Tucker (1975). Majority of the studies were focussed on phonology, morphology and syntax. Al-Shuaibi(2009) study focuses on phonotactics, and finds that learners have problems in pronouncing English initial consonant clusters having three members, and final consonant cluster of three and four members. The study showed some processes Arab learners of English used in pronunciation of the clusters; reduction, deletion and…

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  • Oral Language Observation Report

    Oral language Observation Eugene has some trouble with talking and reading. When he talks, one of the first things that is noticeable about Eugene is that he has trouble pronouncing words and that is shown through his stuttering. His stuttering mostly occurs at the beginning of a word, but once he says his initial sounds, the rest of the sounds in the word he says is clearly pronounced. While he is stuttering, Eugene closes his eyes tight to concentrate on getting the initial sound out. He…

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  • Semantic Development Case Study

    How do phonotactic rules impact a child’s phonological development? From an early age, infants begin using phonotactic cues to parse streams of speech. They also become attuned to the probability that certain sounds will occur in general and in specific places of syllables and words. A child will use his/her knowledge of these probabilities to segment a potential word boundary following a sequence. Knowing phonotactic probabilities—and improbabilities—enables an infant to segment novel, or new,…

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  • The Consent Decree Addresses English Language Learners

    the students to learn about each other’s culture and help to build cultural respect among one another. Other culturally responsive teaching methods would include student-centered instruction, culturally mediated instruction, reshaping the curriculum by utilizing non-textbook resources, offer learning activities that reflect the students’ backgrounds, develop integrated universal theme units, and the teacher as a facilitator (Brown University). 3. Based on your learning of English phonetics and…

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