Sustained Juncture in Teaching Spoken English: Application by Computer in Teacher Education


Demirezen M.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, ss.109-120, 2013 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.109-120

Özet

Junctures are suprasegmental phonemes which signal borderlines or transitions between or among the words in forms of short or long pauses in the flow of speech. The subject matter of this article is the sustained juncture, which is indicated by / -> / sign, shows pauses between or among the words and in its phonemic structure the voice pitch neither rises nor falls by staying at a flat level, occurring before silence. It is a phoneme because it is able to change the meaning of words or sentences: this case can be proved by pitch patterns. Additionally, it is often used to indicate that you have not ended your thought or you have something more to say even if you prefer not to express them. A wrong use of sustained juncture makes the speech process an accented one. Therefore, the usages of sustained juncture must be specially unearthed in the training of non-native language teachers in Turkey. In this article, all of the meaning changing cases that are created by sustained juncture will be demonstrated from the voice of native speakers and by computer applications.