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Pronouncing a Sound You Can’t Hear

Pronouncing a Sound You Can’t Hear

We often work with people who know that they have trouble with certain sounds, but who say they don’t hear the difference between their version and the “correct” version. How can they learn to say what they can’t even hear? We often work with people who know that they have trouble with certain sounds, but who say they don’t hear the difference between their version and the “correct” version. How can they learn to say what they can’t even hear?

Prosody: The Music of Language

Prosody: The Music of Language

Prosody describes the pitch, loudness, and rhythm of speech. It is understood in two components: stress and intonation, and has multiple layers that subtly yet dynamically impact our message’s meanings. To learn more about Prosody, one of our Speech Language Pathologists explains further.

The Many Faces of T

The Many Faces of T

T is often a difficult sound to grasp for non-native speakers of English, and it isn’t because the sound is hard to pronounce. Instead, it is because what we think of as the “T sound” is actually composed of several different sounds, and pronouncing the T correctly requires an understanding of the rules surrounding which version to use in a given word.

Accent Differences: Canadian and Metropolitan (European) French

Accent Differences: Canadian and Metropolitan (European) French

Whether you already speak French or are learning, awareness of different accents is important for solidifying your own pronunciation and enabling you to understand a variety of speakers.