The Teaching of [θ] and [ð] Sounds in English

KARAKAŞ, Ali and SÖNMEZ, Ecehan (2011) The Teaching of [θ] and [ð] Sounds in English. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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Pronunciation teaching has its unique place in the curricula of most of the European countries though it has been neglected in Turkey so far. Mispronunciation of some core sounds is among the fundamental problems in the speech of both nonnative pre-service and in-service teachers in Turkey. The [θ] and [ð] sounds constitute the biggest trouble for Turks, for they do not take place in the Turkish sound system. To remedy this case, a sample lesson plan on teaching these problem causing-sounds has been developed according to the audio articulation method, which is claimed to be a fossilized pronunciation mistake breaker. It is hoped that the sample lesson plan on the [θ] and [ð] sounds will correct the pronunciation mistakes of non-native English teachers and teacher-trainees in Turkey.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: θ] and [ð] sounds, corpus, pronunciation mistakes, the audioarticulation model.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 13:10
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 13:15

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