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Phonetics & Phonology: Tutorial Week 14

TASK: CONDUCT ACTIVITIES FOR CONSOLIDATION. MARK THE CORRECT INTONATION PATTERNS IN SENTENCES GIVEN
1. CONDUCT ACTIVITIES FOR CONSOLIDATION Copy basic stress and intonation patterns from the teacher in order to communicate main ideas clearly and appropriately: Stress the final word of the statement; I live in a big house. Stress information words in the utterance (main verbs, main object); Lets play a game. Automatically contract weak forms; Im Nadia. Use moderate volume and risingfalling intonation to signal politeness; Thank you. Good morning. Stress the main verb in positive statements with modal verbs but the modal auxiliary in the negative statement. I can run. I cant dance.

Phonetics & Phonology: Tutorial Week 14

2. MARK THE CORRECT INTONATION PATTERNS IN SENTENCES GIVEN


1. I didn't say he stole the money. 2. I didn't say he stole the money. 3. I didn't say he stole the money. 4. I didn't say he stole the money. 5. I didn't say he stole the money. 6. I didn't say he stole the money. 7. I didn't say he stole the money.
Once you are clear on the intonation changes in the seven sentences, you can add context words to clarify the meaning:

1. I didn't say he stole the money, someone else said it. 2. I didn't say he stole the money, that's not true at all. 3. I didn't say he stole the money, I only suggested the possibility. 4. I didn't say he stole the money, I think someone else took it. 5. I didn't say he stole the money, maybe he just borrowed it. 6. I didn't say he stole the money, but rather some other money. 7. I didn't say he stole the money, he may have taken some jewelry.

PHRASING Statement Stress the nouns and let the tone fall at the end of the sentence. Dogs eat bones.

First half, second half The first half of a sentence usually sets up the second half. Dogs eat bones, butcats eat fish.

Intro Phrase When you want to preface your statement, use a rising tone. As we all know, dogs eatbones Listing With more than one item in a list, all but the last one have a rising tone. Dogs eat bones, kibblesand meat. Question A regular question goes up (compared with a statement), but drops back down at the end. Do dogs eat bones? Repeated Question A repeated, rhetorical or emotional question goes up, and then up again at the end. Do dogs eat bones?!
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Phonetics & Phonology: Tutorial Week 14 Tone

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She's divorced. She is married, isn't she? She isn't married, is she? Would you like some? Yes, please. No, thank you Yes please! No thanks! I'd love some! Excuse me. Sorry. Sorry? Cool. Cool!

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