Blog posts in September 2013

Here we've got ideas, observations on ELT, including Mark's Pronunciation Blog and loads of conference and speaker reports...

Ray Parker on stress-timing

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 10:15
 - hancockmcdonald.com/blog/archive/201309

Ray Parker argued that, regarding stress-timing and rhythm, we have tended to throw the baby out with the bathwater. The notion that natural spoken English has a regular rhythm, he says, has been discredited by the research, but our response has been to abandon both that, and any attention to stress-timing.

Pron event in Bath

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Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 10:00
 - hancockmcdonald.com/blog/archive/201309

Mark: Great pronunciation event at the weekend. Adrian Underhill shared insights in how sounds are articulated and relate to one another (see his blog on the phonemic chart here).