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The Value of IPA in Accent Training

The Value of IPA in Accent Training

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a system of symbols standardized to represent sounds (or phonemes) of spoken language. It is the perfect alphabet in which every letter represents one phoneme only, and each phoneme has its appropriate symbol.

The four components of your running speech

The four components of your running speech

Speaking may seem as easy as opening your mouth to allow the sounds to come out. However, speech-language pathologists are challenged to return to the four subsystems of speech: respiration, phonation, resonance, and articulation.

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?

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.