Sound Patterns of Spoken English Linda Shockey book pdf free download
Most people speaking their native language do not notice either the sounds that they produce or the sounds that they hear. They focus directly on the meaning of the input and output: the sounds serve as a channel for the information, but not as a focus in themselves. This is obviously the most efficient way to communicate. If we were to allow a preoccupation with sounds to get in the way of understanding, we would seriously handicap our interactions. One consequence of this opacity of the sound medium is that our notion of how we pronounce words and longer utterance scan be very different from what we actually say.
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