Pronunciation Teaching up North

Event date: 
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 12:15
English UK North Academic Conference
LILA, New Barratt House, 47 North John Street, Liverpool L2 6SG
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Mark Hancock's talk Pronunciation Teaching up North

Do you speak and teach in a standard RP accent? How bad is it if you don’t? In this session, we will look at a phonemic chart and how it is organised.  We will then consider some of the ways the sounds are different in the North of England. We will play with the idea that for teaching purposes, the sounds in the chart should be viewed as bendy, adapting to how we – and our students – actually speak. And we will share opinions as to whether there should be any limits to this bendiness. All points of view welcome! Download sound charts here.


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