Post-ELF Pronunciation Teaching

Event date: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 18:00
Venue: 
7th ELT Malta Conference
Location: 
Intercontinental Malta, St George's Bay, St Julian's
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In this talk, I will aim to make some of the following points: 1. Not all pronunciation features are of equal importance for intelligibility. 2. The more common an accent variant, the more likely it is to be understood. 3. English has become a global lingua franca: “post-ELF” pronunciation teaching assimilates this fact. 4. Mutual intelligibility does not depend on accent homogeneity. 5. Productive and receptive pronunciation need not be symmetrical. 6. Model-driven pronunciation teaching is neither realistic nor desirable. 7. Nobody (or everybody) is a native-speaker of ELF. 8. There is a continuum from hyper-articulation to ease, and the former favours intelligibility. 9. Some iconic features of ‘native’ pronunciation are optional for intelligibility. 10. Accent prejudice exists and this has implications.

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An enlightening and stimulating talk. Great stuff! Thanks, Mark
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Thanks Alan!

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