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Title: Teaching english stress-patterns at Arab Universities : an absolute requirement
Authors: Guella, Noureddine
Keywords: Teaching
Arab universities
Absolute requirement
Issue Date: 2006
Abstract: The proposed presentation emphasizes the urgent need to insert a solid basis for English stress-patterns (and drills) in the current English Language curriculum of most Arab Universities. For illustrative purposes, only a few rules and stress-patterns are introduced, as the full range of English accentual system needs more time and space. These rules, adapted from Louis Guierre’s computational study of English stress patterns, have been chosen for their great generalizing power; they are presented in a simple form to facilitate their learning and automatic drilling. 1.) The rule for words ending in -ic /-ics and -ical and other related words generated in -icist and -icism. 2.) The rule for words ending in -ion and generating words in -ional, -ionist and -ionize, plus other unrelated words 3) Other related and unrelated rules of some pedagogical significance. Procedural strategies to be applied in the teaching of stresspatterns are outlined and offered as practical pedagogical guidelines. It is felt that an early introduction of stress patterns will be of immense benefit to our students both in terms of efficient foreign language communication and in terms of efficient learning.
Description: Associate Professor, Department of European Languages and Translation, College of Languages and Translation (C.O.L.T.), King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/7272
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