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Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English Vowels : a Theoretical, Practical Approach.

Author: Grisel Maria García Pérez
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study investigated the effects of training native speakers of Spanish in the perception and production of English vowels in a regular classroom setting, not a laboratory. Thirty-two adult native Spanish speakers were trained to identify and produce English pairs of vowels /i/-/?/, /u/-/?/, and /?/-/?/ over a three-week training period. The experimental design included a pretest-posttest procedure in order to  Read more...
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García Pérez, Grisel Maria.
Training Spanish Speakers to Perceive and Pronounce English Vowels : A Theoretical, Practical Approach.
Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Grisel Maria García Pérez
ISBN: 9780773411197 0773411194
OCLC Number: 796383912
Description: 1 online resource (166 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Table of Contents; Foreword by Juan Manuel Sosa; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter I: Current Trends and Research in Teaching Pronunciation; Chapter II: Experimental Study on Perception and Production; Chapter III: Results and Analysis on Perception; Chapter IV: Results and Analysis on Production; Chapter V: Conclusions; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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An investigation of an alternative method to teach native Spanish speakers how to pronounce English vowels in a classroom setting. It also investigates the effects of training native speakers of  Read more...

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