Suprasegmental features and their classroom application in pronunciation instruction
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This Report examines the importance of suprasegmentals and how one might teach them. I demonstrate, through the readings of experts in the field, the close relationship between suprasegmental features and intelligibility, which I support with a review of research literature as the goal of instruction. Pronunciation and suprasegmental research in pedagogy is analyzed and discussed, and teacher and learner beliefs are compared with current research-backed conclusions. Finally, this Report provides the readers with sample lessons on nuclear stress to demonstrate how to incorporate a five-step pronunciation framework into a classroom or tutoring setting.