Theme: The Role of Spelling and Stress Placement in Predicting Transcription
Transcribing English words, whether phonemically or phonetically, can be stressful to the student of phonetics and phonology. More often than not, it is done by trial and error especially where vowels are concerned. This is mainly because English has 12 simple vowels while our indigenous languages have either five or seven. This variance makes it difficult for us to tell which English vowel will occur where. However, it is largely possible to overcome this challenge by mastering how spelling and stress placement influence transcription. By focusing on the simple vowels in English, this presentation will attempt to show how this can be done.
Venue: Resource Centre, Department of English & Linguistics
Presenter: Dr. Phyllis W. Mwangi
Time: 11:00 a.m