Consonant Essays

Intro to Linguistics

The study of human languages; including the influence of one language on another; how language and words are formed and change within time; the rules of the language- how words are formed, the structure of sentences and words; relationship between culture and language; how language is acquired- the process of language acquisition (foreigner verses mother tongue language). There are two approaches/types of linguistics: 1. Traditional Linguistics- the only field that ruled until the 20 century. 2. Modern Linguistics Traditional Linguistics….

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Focus on Learner Pronunciation Problems

In Portuguese, R at the beginning of words, at the end of words, or before a consonant is pronounced like H. Many Brazilian students carry this habit into English words, pronouncing “restaurant” as “hestaurant” and “far” as “fah.” It’s especially common when the English word and the Portuguese word are similar, such as in “restaurant” and “regular.” SOLUTION: First, I have my students work on pronouncing the English R sound by itself. I demonstrate the correct mouth position and they…

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