1) Make a 90 second recording of yourself speaking as naturally as possible in English. (listen it thanks)?You might decide to describe the scene in the room where
you’re sitting, or the scene you can see through the window, or you might decide to say something about your family members. Any topic or theme is appropriate so long
as you speak spontaneously and do not work from a rehearsed or written script. Please also submit the recording (zero marks for this section).
2) Transcribe this recording in standard English orthography (zero marks for this section).
3) Choose 30 seconds of continuous speech from your recording and make a consistent phonemic transcription of this extract using the set of phonemes below*. (up to 30
marks for this section).
use a different system if you want to (e.g. KK phonetics), but if you do, please include a copy of the transcription system for the markers’ reference.
4) Identify two features in your transcription that you think are worth remarking on.
• For example, if English is your second language, you might want to discuss a particular L1 influence.
• Or if British English is your first language, you might want to discuss some feature of your English that differs from (northern or southern) RP.
• If US/Canadian/Australian (etc) English is your first language, you might like to compare your own spoken language to standard pronunciations in those varieties, or
to British RP.
• You don’t need to limit yourself to discussing phonemes; you may also discuss word stress, intonation or any other aspect of your spoken repertoire.
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