Matsuyama JALT:

The Communicative Value of English Discourse Intonation

Date: Sunday, December 13th, 2009 Time: 2:15 PM - 4:20 PM

Speaker: Yoshio Ido, Ehime University

The complete title of this event is The Communicative Value of English Discourse Intonation and Its Contribution to Teaching Spoken English, with particular reference to conjunction that. Yoshio Ido's talk is largely based upon a study of acoustic analysis of how the subordinate conjunction 'that' is realized by 25 subjects (Kio University, Freshmen). To be more specific, the way in which it is produced, is investigated in terms of 'PITCH' (Hz) and 'POWER' (dβ) by means of the VISA-PITCH. As a result, a wide discrepancy between Herz and Decibel in their speech was discovered, a result which leads to the lack of communicative value in the realm of communication. Yoshio Ido is Emeritus Professor at Ehime University

Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Matsuyama JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1,000 yen

Venue: Shinonome High School Kinenkan 4F

Location: Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan


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