Section presentation “A Preliminary Investigation of the Production of English Stress and Intonation by Macedonian Learners”

Prodanovska, Vesna and Enrico, John (2010) Section presentation “A Preliminary Investigation of the Production of English Stress and Intonation by Macedonian Learners”. In: The SEE University International Conference “From Teaching to Learning: Current Trends in ELT”, 9-11 April 2010, Tetovo, Republic of Macedonia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This paper represents a research on the first exploratory step of a longer three-step program undertaken by Vesna Prodanovska and Dr. John Enrico and is simply aimed at comparing the rhythms and intonations used by pairs of Macedonian L1s and pairs of English L1s in reading short dialogues constructed to check ability in stress timing and several basic sentence types. There are two beginning English learner pairs and two intermediate pairs. Each pair of speakers is recorded and their utterances are analyzed for rhythm and intonation using Praat. Steps two and three will later involve analyzing Macedonian intonation and assessing its role in interference and then training learners using instrumental feedback, respectively. Conclusively, English intonation is an important component of comprehensible speech. The errors the authors have observed in their small exploratory sample warrant a larger sample and statistical analysis, along with some recommendations for improving instruction if the results appear as expected.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Philology
Depositing User: Vesna Prodanovska
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2016 10:29
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2016 10:29
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/15681

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