Su Luopei (Robert Spence) Phonetics with Listening Practice (British), WS 2021/2022

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Phonetics with Listening Practice (British), WS 2021/2022

There are two groups.
Group 1 meets Tuesdays from 14:15 to 15:45
Group 2 meets Wednesdays from 14:15 to 15:45

Meetings will take place as MS Teams videoconferences. Students can attend whichever meeting they want, either Tuesday or Wednesday, but please let me know in advance if you are switching groups just for one week. Based on the experience of last semester, we may perhaps decide to shorten the meetings to just 45 minutes, from 14:15 to 15:00. Weekly meetings will probably start fairly early in November; however, from the middle of October there will be other, additional materials available online.

The course will be structured in a number of blocks:

The first block will involve exchanging contact details and making decisions about communication channels and frequency of virtual contact, as well as providing a general overview of free online resources available for doing phonetics.

The second block will involve you sending me a voice message in which you read aloud two paragraphs of English prose. You can then tell me what aspects of your pronunciation you think you need to work on, and I can tell you whether I agree with you or whether there are other things I think you should work on. I will then point you to the resources you will need to practice with. (This block could theoretically be done in the form of one-on-one MS Teams meetings.)

The third block will involve becoming more familiar with the basic concepts and terminology of Systemic Functional Linguistics and of phonetics and phonology; there will be reading material as well as slide shows. This block will also involve weekly exercise sheets and listening exercises.

The fourth block will consist of practice in describing and producing the individual consonant and vowel sounds of English and putting them together to form syllables.

The fifth block will involve becoming more aware of what happens when syllables are strung together to form larger rhythmic units.

The sixth block will consist of practice in English intonation, based on material by M.A.K. Halliday.

The seventh block will involve assessment. Students will demonstrate that they can read IPA transcriptions, and will read aloud the same passage as at the beginning of the course, as well as discussing a topic of their own choosing.

For links to the course materials, see below:

Materials for Week 01 (19-20.10.2021):

All the materials you need for Week 01 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit00_20212

You might like to look at the contents of subdirectories B through F first, and download anything you haven’t got yet. Subdirectory G will contain screen recordings of me going through the contents for Week 01 and taking you through the slides (which are in subdirectory F as a PDF file, along with a printer-friendly PDF file that contains all the information from the slides formatted more economically). The screen recordings should be ready before the time of the first class. Wherever possible, I will recycle recordings from previous semesters (so the date shown on the first slide may in fact be the date from a previous iteration of the course).

Subdirectory H contains some pictures of some of the people you will meet (virtually) in this course.

Remember that you can work entirely at your own pace for the first four weeks! By Week 05 (16/17 November) you should, however, have sent me some voice messages or had a video chat with me, got some feedback from me, and worked out which exercises you are going to concentrate on. I would like to start regular weekly meetings in Week 04 (9/10 November) or Week 05 (16/17 November) on MS Teams.

If there are any problems, just contact me.

Materials for Week 02 (26-27.10.2021):

All the materials you need for Week 02 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit00a_20212

You might like to look at the contents of subdirectories A and B first, and download anything you find useful.

Subdirectory A contains a copy of the feedback sheet (on which I attempt to classify the different types of mistakes that occur in the loud reading exercise), plus two anonymized examples – an annotated printout of the text of the loud reading exercise (showing where the major problems were), and a filled-in feedback sheet (containing descriptions of the main problems).

Subdirectory B contains two resources, both of which are rather old.

The files in subdirectory B whose names include COD are scans of some pages from a previous edition of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, showing the pronunciation scheme that was used before that dictionary switched to (its own, unfortunately non-standard) IPA transcriptions: the earlier, non-IPA pronunciation scheme built upon the regularities in English orthography and was intuitively easy for native speakers to use, so it might be interesting to see what sound/spelling correspondences in English “feel like” for native speakers.

The files in subdirectory B whose names include “Neubert” are taken from the booklet accompanying a set of vinyl records that Professor Albrecht Neubert made at Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig many decades ago. In addition to a description of each English sound, the booklet (which is written in German) contains a list of rules for getting from English spellings to English sounds.

While we are on the subject of sound/spelling correspondences: you may perhaps like to look up, in your favourite dictionary. the pronunciation of the words spelled as follows: homogenous, homogeneous, pronounce, pronunciation, Yorkshire, Yorkshireman, Londoner. Your favourite dictionary probably uses IPA symbols, and you can find a simple list of the main ones here:
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Pronunciation

You might also like to put these words into three groups, where all of the words in each group have the same vowel sound in their stressed syllable:
put, pub, pot, come, gone, worry, hollow, full, dull, want.

Subdirectory C contains a short screen recording in which I explain the contents of the other subdirectories. The screen recording is recycled from a previous semester.

Subdirectory D contains an index of the pronunciation exercises, plus a recycled screen recording of my attempt to explain one particular pronunciation problem that occurs very frequently in the speech of German English-learners.

Remember that you can work entirely at your own pace for the first four weeks! By Week 05 (16/17 November) you should, however, have sent me some voice messages or had a video chat with me, got some feedback from me, and worked out which exercises you are going to concentrate on.

If there are any problems, just contact me.

Materials for Week 03 (02-03.11.2021):

All the materials you need for Week 03 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit01_20212

Subdirectory A contains the slides and a more economically formatted printout of their content.

Subdirectory B will contain screen recordings of me talking you through the slides; these will be uploaded before what would have been our meeting time; as a backup solution, there are recordings from a previous semester.

Subdirectory C contains the homework for Week 04. Please invest a bit of time in this! I am asking you to read aloud (via WhatsApp or whatever is convenient) a poem full of words whose spelling is not a good guide to their pronunciation. So please look the words up in a good dictionary if you are not sure of the correct pronunciation!

Remember that you can work entirely at your own pace for the first four weeks! By Week 05 (16/17 November) you should, however, have sent me some voice messages, got some feedback from me, and worked out which exercises you are going to concentrate on.

If there are any problems, just contact me.

Materials for Week 04 (09-10.11.2021):

All the materials you need for Week 04 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit02_20212

Subdirectory A contains the slides and a more economically formatted printout of their content.

Subdirectory B contains (recycled) screen recordings of me talking you through the slides.

Subdirectory C contains the pages of what would have an additional handout that you would have received in class, along with the printout of the slides. The handout will be useful in week 05 as well.

Subdirectory D contains the first listening exercise. I am uncertain about the best way to approach this exercise didactically, given the lack of face-to-face teaching. Normally, I would either do the entire exercise with you in class, taking up 45 minutes; or else I would get you to do it on your own for homework and I would then go through the questions with you the following week in class and ask you to tell me your answers.

Remember that you can work entirely at your own pace for the first four weeks! By Week 05 (16/17 November) you should, however, have sent me some voice messages, got some feedback from me, and worked out which exercises you are going to concentrate on.

If there are any problems, just contact me.

Materials for Week 05 (16-17.11.2021):

All the materials you need for Week 05 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit03_20212

Subdirectory A contains an IPA transcription exercise that you can work on over the next few weeks. It will help to form the basis for Units 7 and 8 later on.

Subdirectory B contains the slides and a more economically formatted printout of their content.

Subdirectory C repeats the additional handout from last week.

Subdirectory D contains screen recordings of me talking you through the slides. To save time, I have ‘recycled’ the screen recordings from a previous semester .

Subdirectory E contains three extra pages which should have (/would have) been in the handout for this week. The first two are from Eckert and Barry and describe some important features of consonants. The second contains diagrams by Robert Mannell of Macquarie University on English approximants—note that this page does not show a Russian palatalized [lj] though (a sound mentioned in the slides); for this sound you should combine the diagrams for [l] and [j].

By Week 05 (16-17 November) you should have sent me some voice messages, got some feedback from me, and worked out which exercises you are going to concentrate on.

If there are any problems, just contact me.

Materials for Week 06 (23-24.11.2021):

All the materials you need for Week 06 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit04_20212

Subdirectory A contains a kind of game: you should download the contents of that subdirectory first. You can print out the vowel grid and the word lists (‘lexical sets’), then cut the word lists into small strips containing one word each. You can then place the words on the vowel grid according to where its vowel is or where the starting point of its diphthong is.

Subdirectory B contains the slides and a more economically formatted printout of their content.

Subdirectory C contains an additional handout, consisting of diagrams linked to from the slides, plus important pages from Eckert and Barry (also referred to on the slides).

Subdirectory D contains screen recordings of me talking you through the slides. (Once again, the screen recordings have been recycled from last semester; this is due to time constraints.) Vowels will actually take up about three weeks; I haven’t been able to fit everything in in the best place yet, so please bear with me as I try to optimize this. We will be comparing RP with, among other dialects, Australian English. It’s important to be Saussureans when we approach vowels: they form systems, in which the ‘valeur’ of each individual term depends on the rest of the system as a whole.

Subdirectory E contains a listening exercise based on a rather old-fashioned form of RP (the speaker remembered meeting Prime Minister Gladstone as a young boy, and was imprisoned as a conscientious objector in World War I).

By Week 06 (23-24 November) you should send me some more voice messages, this time of yourself doing your ‘favourite’ exercises from Sauer.

If there are any problems, just contact me.

Materials for Week 07 (30.11-01.12.2021):

All the materials you need for Week 07 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit04a_20212

The class takes place at the normal time (14:15 to 15:45) as an MS Teams meeting.

Materials for Week 08 (07-08.12.2021):

All the materials you need for Week 08 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit05_20212

Week 09 (15-16.12.2021)

There will be no class in week 09.

Materials for Week 10 (04-05.01.2022):

All the materials you need for Week 10 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit06_20212

Materials for Week 11 (11-12.01.2022):

All the materials you need for Week 11 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit07_20212

You might like to start by downloading the plan for units 7–11 (the first document in the folder).

Materials for Week 12 (18-19.01.2022):

All the materials you need for Week 12 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit08_20212

This folder also contains another copy of the IPA transcription exercise, which will become relevant around about now.

Materials for Week 13 (25-26.01.2022):

All the materials you need for Week 13 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit09_20212

Materials for Week 14 (01-02.02.2022):

All the materials you need for Week 14 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit10_20212

Materials for Week 15 (08-09.02.2022):

All the materials you need for Week 15 can be found in this directory:

http://spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/unit11_20212

Listening Practice: Links

Local copies of videos for listening can be found here:
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/videos_etc/ – ask the course leader to send you your login details.

Any local copies of the texts of those videos would be here:
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/texts_etc/

The worksheets for some of the videos are here:
http://www.spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/exercise_sheet_01-01/exercise_sheet_01-01.pdf
http://www.spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/exercise_sheet_02-01/exercise_sheet_02-01.pdf http://www.spence.saar.de/courses/phoneticswithlistening/exercise_sheet_11-07/exercise_sheet_11-07.pdf

LINKS TO VIDEOS FOR LISTENING PRACTICE:

01-RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION (1): ‘STAGED’ RP

01-01-FRY AND LAURIE
Marvellous England Commentators – Fry and Laurie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znmjnEMqHeg
(2:17)

02-RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION (2): OLDER RP

02-01-BERTRAND RUSSELL
Bertrand Russell: Face to Face Interview (BBC, 1959)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bZv3pSaLtY
(28:50)

03-RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION (3): (MOSTLY) STANDARD RP and/or SOUTHERN ENGLAND, EDUCATED

03-01-MICHAEL HALLIDAY:
M.A.K. Halliday was born into a middle-class family in Leeds, Yorkshire, in 1925. Like most British academics of his generation, he spoke in an accent that contained few, if any, indications of which part of the U.K. he was born in.

M.A.K. Halliday presenting his paper ‘The grammatical construction of scientific knowledge: a historical view of the framing of the English clause’ at the International Conference on Languages of Science, University of Bologna, Italy, PART 1 and PART 2
https://www.annabellelukin.com/mak-halliday.html
(19:49) and (19:37)
also here:
https://vimeo.com/66850712 (PART 1)
https://vimeo.com/66854658 (PART 2)

This paper is available as:
Chapter 4 of Volume 5 (The Language of Science) of The Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday
See also:
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/texts_etc/halliday/ Similar ideas are put forward in Chapter 5 of Halliday and Martin 1992, Writing Science.

Michael Halliday: ‘Language Evolving: Some systemic functional reflections on the history of meaning’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC-blhaIUCk
(1:07:54)
(the sound cuts out for 30 seconds at t11m02s)

03-02-YES MINISTER
Yes, Minister S01E04 Big Brother
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/videos_etc/03-02-Yes_Minister_S1_Ep4_Big_Brother.mp4
(29:16)
Yes, Minister S01E05 The Writing on the Wall
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/videos_etc/03-02-Yes_Minister_S1_Ep5_The_Writing_on_the_Wall.mp4
(27:39)
Yes, Minister S01E06 The Right to Know
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/videos_etc/03-02-Yes_Minister_S1_Ep6_The_Right_to_Know.mp4
(29:30)

03-03-WHY I AM NOT A CHRISTIAN (B. RUSSELL)
A speaker of RP reads aloud the text of Bertrand Russell’s lecture ‘Why I am not a Christian’ (first delivered on March 6, 1927 to the National Secular Society, South London Branch, at Battersea Town Hall)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0F6J8o7AAe8
(38:55)

03-04-OXFORD DEBATE 1860
A dramatic reconstruction of the debate between Bishop Samuel Wilberforce and Thomas Huxley at Oxford on 30.6.1860 in which Wilberforce attacked and Huxley defended Darwin’s book “On the Origin of Species”.
(The first character appears to speak Scottish English; with the exception of one American academic, the other characters – including Darwin – speak RP or something very similar.)
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/videos_etc/03-04-Charles_Darwin_Oxford_Debate_1860.mp4
(15.04)

04-RECEIVED PRONUNCIATION (4): FURTHER EXAMPLES OF STAGED AND EXAGGERATED RP

04-01-ANNA RUSSELL
Anna Russell: Wagner’s Ring Cycle
–VERSION 1 (1984 – pink dress, at piano, no slides):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eN5dAQLYYrs
(28:12)
–VERSION 2 (1953 – better sound; slides as illustrations)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m69aPAo1rXE
NYC 1953-04-23
(21:44)

04-02-ROWAN ATKINSON
Rowan Atkinson: The School Master (roll call)
Version 1 (earlier/original: “Ainsley, …”)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiWJWLCoH2M
(5:58)

Version 2: (later/more formulaic: “Anus, …”)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJKyztJJVdU
(5:22)

04-03 ALAN BENNETT (in his stage revue voice)
Alan Bennett: ‘Take a Pew’ (“My brother Esau”) from “Beyond the Fringe”
(version 1) (stills)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOsYN---eGk
(7:30)

(version 2) (motion)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0qOD9rtOEE
(7:13)

The text of a different version of this sketch is available here:
http://www.wepsite.de/sermon.htm

05-NORTHERN ENGLAND

05-01-OWEN JONES (born in Sheffield (South Yorkshire); raised in Stockport (Greater Manchester))
Owen Jones interviews Jonas Nay (Deutschland 83 actor):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3YT-Pwpy6s
(8:41)
“Chavs” author Owen Jones returns to Stockport
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb8wH_XlLfA
(6:20)
Owen Jones interviews Jeremy Corbyn again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGXVHHxxnZQ
(Corbyn is from Wiltshire)
(45:49)
Owen Jones meets Sir Ian McKellen – ’No one regrets being honest about their sexuality’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9aXe6JqpCI
(McKellen speaks RP)
(12:47)

06-WEST COUNTRY (SOMERSET)

06-01
School Of British Accents – WEST COUNTRY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j737oPgPE3s
(2:16)

07-SCOTTISH ENGLISH

07-01-PROFESSOR IAIN STUART: “Men of Rock” (documentary series about the history of geology):
Ep. 1: Deep Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYfuI2uZLmg
(59:06)
Ep. 2: Moving Mountains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1wH3cGQLjE
(58.53)
Ep. 3: The Big Freeze
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/videos_etc/07-01-Men_of_Rock_3_The_Big_Freeze.mp4
(58:52)

07-02-SCOTTISH FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON:
https://tinyurl.com/sturgeon-referendum-two
(2:51)

08-IRISH ENGLISH

08-01-DAVE ALLEN (born and raised in Ireland)
Dave Allen (TV comedian) – religious jokes (but only some are linguistically relevant, as his on-stage dialect varies)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYXenjpefNU
(13:19)

08-02-ALAN JOYCE (CEO of Qantas, from Dublin):
CEO of Qantas airways on his airline’s partnerships, and the strategic importance of IATA’s AGM, at 72nd IATA AGM:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl-TAvpznyQ
(2:53)

08-03-ALAN DUFFY (Astrophysicist; born in Peterborough, England; raised in Ballyclare, County Antrim, Northern Ireland):
The Future’s looking up: Dr Alan Duffy about careers in astronomy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A-5thPqtsw
(5:04)

08-04-MARY ROBINSON (President of Ireland, 1990-1997):
Why climate change is a threat to human rights (TED talk)
https://www.ted.com/talks/mary_robinson_why_climate_change_is_a_threat_to_human_rights
(with subtitles)
(21:42)

08-05-AISLING BEA:
Are you fat-thin... or thin-fat?
https://www.facebook.com/BBCOne/videos/aisling-bea-on-being-fat-thin-live-at-the-apollo/1582802491828913/
(2:10)

09-WELSH ENGLISH

09-01
School Of British Accents – WELSH ENGLISH
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K5UrkaWEuk
(2:29)

10-COCKNEY / ESTUARY ENGLISH

10-01-ON THE BUSES
On the Buses (British TV comedy series):
‘Radio Control’
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/videos_etc/10-01-On_The_Buses_Radio_Control.mp4 (23:51)

10-02-THE RAG TRADE
The Rag Trade (British TV comedy series about garment workers):
S01E03 (1961)
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/videos_etc/10-02-The_Rag_Trade_1961.mp4
(30:46)

10-03-BEN COHEN
Ben Cohen on his campaign to stop homophobia:
Ben Cohen – Homophobia is where racism was 20 years ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcFOiBKb-MM
(0:28)
Ben Cohen – Bullying begins in playground, teachers ingore homophobic slurs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-m1olWUEDc
(0:43)

10-04-DAVID BOWIE
David Bowie (David Jones) at 17 on “The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5zxeLwUSdk
(1:47)

10-05-DAVID BECKHAM
David Beckham on retirement:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjJzf6FLqMg
(3:18)

11-AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH

11-01-NEIGHBOURS
Countdown: Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan from ’Neighbours’ (1986)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2DnXZlIcvg
(2:34)

A generic bit of “Neighbours”:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FClgPW6iSM
(7:37)

Guy Pearce early acting in Neighbours:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmog2Okev-s
(1:57)

Kylie’s first scene in Neighbours:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVcRVSUhQVA
(1:32)

Young Kylie in Neighbours (ca 1986)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=308tSMfifhQ
(4:27)

Kylie’s last scene in Neighbours:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmXeeUMauq4
(4:21)

Neighbours – Mike (Guy Pearce) in Speedos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW53F9ofDl0
(1:47)

11-02-PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
(Terence Stamp is British and speaks with an educated southern English accent here; Hugo Weaving is British-Australian and speaks with an Australian accent here; Guy Pearce was born in Britain but raised in Australia and speaks with an Australian accent here)
Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV-Zzasrky8 Priscilla – the ABBA edit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8An5sQVFoVY
(5:14)

11-03-HEAD ON
Head On (Ana Kokkinos, 1994) – Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bHLgx1VIBg
(I can lend you the whole film on VHS or DVD; it has a wide variety of first- and second-generation Greek Australian speech.)
(2:09)

11-04-DAME EDNA (EARLY)
Barry Humphries Dame Edna Everage (1975):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3veBnqezQo
(26:16)

11-05-BOB HAWKE
Bob Hawke (Prime Minister of Australia 1983-1991):
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/video/2013/sep/26/bob-hawke-joke-americas-cup-video
(1:57)

11-06-PAUL KEATING
Paul Keating (Prime Minister of Australia 1991-1996):
Tony Abbott Character Slam by Paul Keating
(4:50)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0_BSI6GrZw
Abbott Wanted to Wreck the Place - Paul Keating
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDXtT8RCui8
(5:35)

11-07-JULIA GILLARD
Julia Gillard (Prime Minister of Australia 2010–2013):
Julia Gillard’s "misogyny speech" in full
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihd7ofrwQX0
(15:01)

11-08-PERSONAL TRAINER
Personal Trainer:
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/videos_etc/11-08-Coaching_Page.mp4
(2:58)

12-NEW ZEALAND ENGLISH

12-00-ROTARY DIAL
To move from Australian to New Zealand English, watch this video explaining the rotary dial on a telephone first:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIDw75mUl6c (1:08)

(Bertrand Russell “rang off” at the end of his conversation with the Danish journalist – his was a pre-rotary-dial generation of telephone technology!)

12-01-JACINDA ARDERN
Jacinda Ardern (Prime Minister of New Zealand 2017-)
New Zealand’s New Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Is The World’s Youngest Female Leader
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAzHQUGHj8o
(3:43)
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pregnant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trDjaoIJf3g
(20:22)

12-02-DECK ADS
All three New Zealand deck ads:
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/videos_etc/12-02-Deck_Ads.mp4
(6:47)

13-SOUTH AFRICAN ENGLISH

13-01
South African English:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UXbNbpCY6A
(11:37)

13-02
Invictus (2009) – Official Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH0TkNdicsI
(2:32)

13-03
Nelson Mandela revisits his Robben Island prison cell:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPM6lhs6EU8 (1:41)

14-INDIAN ENGLISH

– combine with a look at Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_English#Phonological_comparison_with_Received_Pronunciation

14-01
Shan Antonia: How To Speak Like An INDIAN
http://www.spence.saar.de/arcanum/phoneticswithlistening/listening/videos_etc/14-01-How_To_Speak_Like_An_INDIAN.mp4
(6:45)

14-02
Asian Boss: Do Indians Know How Their English Accent Sounds?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJgoTcyrFZ4
(8:50)

15-SINGLISH (Colloquial Singaporean English – an English-based creole spoken in Singapore)

15-01
Learning Singlish (Singaporean English) - Xiaxue’s Guide To Life: EP178
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb4XSy-d2Ck
(6:20)

16-U.S. ENGLISH (1): GENERAL AMERICAN

16-01-NEIL ARMSTRONG (from Central Ohio)
Interview with Neil Armstrong:
Neil Armstrong interview, BBC 1970
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1R5uquFJjs
(7:12)

see also:
https://tinyurl.com/neil-armstrong-quote

16-02-HOW TO (1)
How To Do A General American Accent In Under Two Minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qiK0DrAn1E
(1:46)

16-03-HOW TO (2)
How to Master a General American Accent - Part One
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ-PBXXe8mI
(5:27)

16-04-“VALLEY GIRL” TALK
Frank Zappa, Moon Unit Zappa: “Valley Girl”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU9ET5I2JDw
(4:51)

17-U.S. ENGLISH (2): SOUTHERN

17-01-BETTE MIDLER (playing JANIS JOPLIN)
Bette Midler (playing Janis Joplin): The Rose – concert monologue
(there are mistakes in the transcription)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEIYFZCVRx8
(7:28)

18-U.S. ENGLISH (3): NEW ENGLAND / NORTHEAST

18-01-JARED DIAMOND (born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts):
Why do societies collapse?
https://www.ted.com/talks/jared_diamond_on_why_societies_collapse?language=en
(18:11)

18-02-BERNIE SANDERS (born and raised in Brooklyn, NYC, NY):
Sen. Bernie Sanders: Amazon has gotten too big
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AxDWoR_zaQ
(9:58)

19-CANADIAN ENGLISH

19-01-CHRIS HADFIELD (astronaut, former I.S.S. commander)
Chris Hadfield Brushes his Teeth in Space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bCoGC532p8
(3:11)

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