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English Stress and Intonation for International Faculty and

Friday, October 21, 2016
11:15am – 1:10pm

Storrs Campus
Rowe 318

Even though many people rely on individual sound (segmental) differences to describe the way speakers of other languages pronounce English, there is a body of research suggesting that miscommunication issues in the classroom arise mainly from the use of suprasegmental features like stress, intonation, speed, pausing, and chunking. These features affect not just comprehension of the words within a sentence, but also the perception and interpretation of attitudes such as enthusiasm, confidence, empathy, and interest, which can have a strong impact on learning and student evaluations. This workshop will offer an overview of English suprasegmental features and suggestions for practice.

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