Perspectives on Teaching Connected Speech to Second Language Speakers

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
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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 speechp. 1
The significance of reduced forms in L2 pedagogyp. 17
Teacher resources for teaching connected speechp. 27
The effectiveness of teaching reduced forms for listening comprehensionp. 51
Comprehension of English reduced forms by Japanese business people and the effectiveness of instructionp. 59
The comprehension of English reduced forms by second language learners and its effect on input-intake processp. 67
Don'cha know? : a survey of ESL teachers' perspectives on reduced forms instructionp. 85
Teaching reduced interrogative forms to low-level EFL students in Japanp. 99
Visualizing English speech reductions using the free phonetic software package WASPp. 127
On casual speech : how it differs from fast speechp. 169
Focus on form in teaching connected speechp. 189
Learning about sound changes in spoken Japanese : the development of call materialsp. 207
Why second language learners of Japanese need to learn difficult minute sounds in connected speechp. 231
Testing reduced formsp. 247
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