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This is the edition with a publication date of 1/1/2007.
What is included with this book?
This book contains a collection of fourteen articles on connected speech of interest to teachers, researchers, and materials developers in both ESL/EFL (ten chapters focus on connected speech in English) and Japanese (four chapters focus on Japanese connected speech). The fourteen chapters are divided up into five sections: What do we know so far about teaching connected speech? Does connected speech instruction work? How should connected speech be taught in English? How should connected speech be taught in Japanese? How should connected speech be tested?
Table of Contents
|Introducing connected speech||p. 1|
|The significance of reduced forms in L2 pedagogy||p. 17|
|Teacher resources for teaching connected speech||p. 27|
|The effectiveness of teaching reduced forms for listening comprehension||p. 51|
|Comprehension of English reduced forms by Japanese business people and the effectiveness of instruction||p. 59|
|The comprehension of English reduced forms by second language learners and its effect on input-intake process||p. 67|
|Don'cha know? : a survey of ESL teachers' perspectives on reduced forms instruction||p. 85|
|Teaching reduced interrogative forms to low-level EFL students in Japan||p. 99|
|Visualizing English speech reductions using the free phonetic software package WASP||p. 127|
|On casual speech : how it differs from fast speech||p. 169|
|Focus on form in teaching connected speech||p. 189|
|Learning about sound changes in spoken Japanese : the development of call materials||p. 207|
|Why second language learners of Japanese need to learn difficult minute sounds in connected speech||p. 231|
|Testing reduced forms||p. 247|
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