A bit of Funology: Phonological issues at the level of the sentence

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This talk explores the issue of phonological features and issues above the level of the phoneme. In terms of ‘pronunciation’, for many students this stops at the level of the individual sound. The current talk therefore attempts to extend this horizon. The talk first identifies certain key issues which are crucial if we are operating above the individual phoneme level and consider our pronunciation from a ‘bigger picture’ perspective. The talk draws on a number of sound and video clips to illustrate these points. Apart from being illustrative, it has a number of activities (‘shadowing’ being one) which not only are aimed at involving you as participants, but also at raising your awareness of such phonological features and how you might improve your own pronunciation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2015



Coniam, D. (2015, April). A bit of Funology: Phonological issues at the level of the sentence. Sharing sessions conducted at the Public Lecture Series 2015: The English you didn’t learned in school III, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, China.