The English Pronunciation Course 4101-2SFO
Quality and length
Monophthongs, diphthongs and triphthongs
SES English and GenAm vowels.
Fortis versus lenis
3. SES/GenAm realisational differences
4. SES/GenAm distributional differences
5. CONNECTED SPEECH
Full and reduced forms of function words
Stylistic variations: assimilation, elision, linking
6. STRESS AND RHYTHM
The tone-unit: Nucleus, head, pre-head, and tail.
Functions of intonation: attitudinal, accentual, grammatical, and discoursal.
Type of course
K_W01 the graduate knows and understands the basic facts, theories, processes and phenomena relating to the relevant concepts of phonetics and phonology, such as speechsound, minimal pair, syllable, diphthong, assimilation, reduced form etc., which have practical application in foreign language teaching at pre-school and the first and second stages of education, or teaching ‘’social studies’’ at the second stage (P6_SWG Scope and depth).
K_W02 the graduate knows and understands the rules of English pronunciation which have practical application in foreign language teaching or teaching ‘’social studies’’, which facilitate intelligible communication; the graduate knows types of pronunciation errors and can identify the sources of mispronunciations; the graduate knows the basic differences between English and Polish phonetics and phonology, which enables him/her to reduce/eradicate mispronunciations resulting from phonetic interference P6_SWG Scope and depth.
K_W03 the graduate knows and understands the basic–both English and Polish–terminology/nomenclature of English phonetics and phonology (P6_SWG Scope and depth).
K_U23 the graduate is able to use English language at CEFR level C1 with respect to correct pronunciation (P6_UK Communication/ constructing and receiving messages, propagation of knowledge in the academic environment, foreign language use)
K_U26 the graduate is able to independently acquire knowledge and develop their professional competences with respect to self-study skills to use a variety of sources (pronunuciation dictionaries and new technologies–ICT) in order to apply them in teaching foreign languages using a variety of sources (in their first and any other language) and new technologies (ICT) (P6_UU Learning / planning self-development and that of others)
K_K01 the graduate is prepared to pursue lifelong learning (P6S_KK Assessment / critical approach).
K_K02 the graduate is prepared to reflect on the level of their skills and knowledge, constantly develop professionally and personally, self-assess their competences, improve their skills, plan their development and training (P6S_KK Assessment / critical approach).
K_K06 the graduate is prepared to interact and work in a group, performing various roles (P6S_KR Professional role / autonomy / development of the ethos).
K_K09 the graduate is prepared to participate in cultural issues through the use of a variety of media (P6S_KR Professional role / autonomy / development of the ethos).
Percentage-based elements of final mark:
- continuous assessment of phonetic transcription – 30%
- continuous oral assessment of particular aspects of English pronunciation, for example, types of vowels, weak forms, etc. – 50%
- preparation for class on the basis of e-learning assignments – 10%
- attendance – 10%
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Arnold, G. F. &. Gimson, A. C., English pronunciation practice. London University Press,
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Cruttenden, A., Gimson's pronunciation of English, Edward Arnold, London, 1994.
Crystal, D., A dictionary of linguistics and phonetics, Blackwell, Oxford, 1996.
Hawkins, P., Introducing phonology, Routledge, London, 1992.
Jassem, W., Exercises in English pronunciation, PWN, Warszawa, 1995.
Jones, D. An English pronouncing dictionary, (15th ed), Roach, P.& Hartman, J. (eds), CUP,
Knowles, G. O., Patterns of spoken English, Longman, London, 1984.
Reszkiewicz, A., Correct your English pronunciation, PWN, Warszawa, 1981.
Roach, P., English phonetics and phonology, (2nd ed), CUP, Cambridge, 1991.
Roach, P., Introducing phonetics, Penguin, London, 1992.
Sobkowiak, W., English phonetics for Poles, Bene Nati, Poznań, 1996.
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Wells, J. C. & Colson, G., Practical phonetics, Pitman, London, 1971.
Wells, J. C., Accents of English, CUP, Cambridge, 1982.
Wells, J. C., Longman pronunciation dictionary, Longman, Harlow, 2000.
Wełna, J., English spelling and pronunciation, PWN, Warszawa, 1982.
Information on level of this course, year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered, types and amount of class hours - can be found in course structure diagrams of apropriate study programmes. This course is related to the following study programmes:
- Teaching Foreign Languages, English, French (2nd subject), full time studies, first cycle programme
- Teaching foreign languages: English, 2nd subj. teaching 'history and social studies'
- Teaching Foreign Languages, English, German (2nd subject), full-time, first-cycle studies
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