English vowels – what are their different pronunciations? Unlike Japanese vowels which only have 1 pronunciation each, English vowels have up to 4 different pronunciations. To show the different pronunciations, we must use IPA symbols instead of alphabet letters.
Write the different English vowel pronunciations using example words and the IPA symbols.
Mark the position of the English vowels in the mouth, using the chart.
Mark the position of Japanese vowels using the chart.
Watch the scene in “My Fair Lady” between Eliza and her father. Notice the characteristics of the Cockney accent (dropped aitches, “ain’t”, other elided consonants, “meself” instead of “myself”, etc.)
Final essay should be 800-1000 words (excluding the bibliography).
The topic can be any topic connected with linguistics.
Choose something you are interested in.
Choose something you want to find out about.
Rules for writing:
Nice big indent (at least 5 characters, 10 is ok)
At least 5 paragraphs?
At least 3 items in the bibliography?
One item must be the textbook. Use your MLA Guildebook
Reference in the body of the essay?
Everything in your essay, including the bibliography, must be in Roman letters only.
If you used Japanese sources, write them in Roman letters. Don’t translate them!
Don’t use contractions like “don’t, aren’t, isn’t, it’s, they’re” etc.
Don’t write names in ALL CAPITALS. It’s like shouting.
Don’t being a sentence with “And, So, But, Because”. Use “In addition,” “However,” “Therefore,”. Or combine with the previous sentence to make a single sentence (and keep the “and, so, but or because”).
Give your opinion with evidence: facts, numbers, etc.
Say where you got the information from.
Make sure your introductory (first) paragraph has the outline of your essay.