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1 Processes in Connected Speech David Deterding National Institute of Education

2 Reading David Deterding & Gloria Poedjosoedarmo (1998) The Sounds of English: Phonetics and Phonology for English Teachers in Southeast Asia, Singapore: Prentice Hall, pp

3 Weak Forms most function words have a weak form the strong form is rarely used wordstrong formweak form

4 deletion in ordinary speech, many sounds get deleted the deletion follows strict rules

5 kinds of deletion /t, d/ /h/

6 deletion of /t/, /d/ /t/, /d/ tend to get deleted when the following conditions are met: –at the end of a syllable –preceded by a consonant –followed by a consonant

7 Examples last night [lA;snaIt] handbag [h&nb&g] Cold Storage restless next week [nekswi;k] find me [faInmI] hindsight [haInsaIt] best man [besm&n]

8 deletion of /h/ /h/ can be deleted after a consonant in unstressed syllables /h/ is usually deleted in non-initial function words: he, his, her

9 examples of /h/ deletion and he left from his pocket at her mother

10 Linking one egg [wVneg] two eggs [tu;wegz] three eggs [Tri;jegz] four eggs [fO;regz]

11 types of linking words beginning with a vowel are usually linked to the previous word can be: –consonant –/w/ (after close back vowels) –/j/ (after close front vowels) –/r/ (after words spelt with an ‘r’)

12 intrusive /r/ linking /r/ usually occurs when there is an ‘r’ in the spelling intrusive /r/ can occur when there is no ‘r’: –data analysis –Asia and Africa


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