Australian English Pronunciation
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Presentation Topic: Australian English Pronunciation Ministry of education and science of Ukraine Dragomanov National Pedagogical University Kyiv 2009
Information File Total area: 7.7 million sq. km Total population: 20 million Ethnic mix: 92% white, 7% Asian, 1% Aborigine Capital: Canberra Population of capital: 330.000 Government: A federation of 6 states and 2 territories. Australia was a British colony until 1901. It is still a monarchy (Britain’s monarch is also Australia’s ) but it is now an independent state. Climate: Coasts: fertile, mountainous North: tropical Centre: desert (known as “the bush” or “the outback”)
There are different ways to identify the meaning of the accent phenomenon: A way of pronouncing the language. A unified entity of pronunciation patterns used for communicative interaction by the members of the same speech community. Speakers of the same accent typically : Share a relevant social or geographical attribute and Maintain a uniform set of phonological characteristics, despite a certain amount of limited phonetic and lexical –incidental variation between them An emphasis given to words or syllables by means of pitch, loudness and length Pronounciation features in a foreign language influenced by the mother tongue
Australian Pronunciation Today, is the 6th largest countries in the world by area (and in some 30 times bigger than GB). Australian population is mostly urban, living in the fertile areas near the coast. The Distinctive features of AuE: It’s typical of AuE speakers to shorten words. That gives “Strine” (a popular term for AuE) its special style – informal, friendly and sometimes funny e.g. mozzie=mosquito postie=postman Aussie= Australian beaut=beautiful barbie=barbecue biggie=something big
Accents of English English-based pronunciation standards American-based pronunciation standards British English Irish English Australian English New Zealand English American English Canadian English Northern English Southern English\Received Pronunciation Scottish English Welsh English Northern Ireland English New Englishes Indian English South African English Hong Kong English Singaporean English Etc.
Language Practice Test yourself Name the correct equivalents of the AuE words: Chalkie = Chalk user, teacher Cuppa = Cup of tea Croc = Crocodile Choice = Chocolate Ciggie = Cigarette Cuke\cuey = Cucumber Info = Information Mo = Moment Lecky = Electric Footy = Football Ta = Thank A brolly = Umbrella A bikkie = A biscuit G’day = Hello (Good Day)
2. AuE also incorporates several uniquely Australian terms: Outback- to refer to remote regional areas; Walkabout – to refer to a long journey of uncertain length; Bush – to refer to native forested areas, but also to regional areas as well.
3. There are a lot of special words for farming and agriculture and popular Australian people use all the time. Amber fluid – beer; Bonzer – very good; Crook – ill; Lollies – sweets; Bush station – farm, Pom – an English person, Seppo – an American Examples of a few common Australian words:
Language Practice Test Yourself Listen to Caroline talking about her favourite watersport. Which of the sports is she describing? Key: Scuba diving Scuba Diving Waterskiing Surfing Windsurfing
How many people live in Australia? Why are all the major Australian cities on the coast? Who are the people on the photos? What is the city on the photograph? Is it the capital of Australia? 5. Do you think Canberra is a large city? 6. Who is Australia’s current monarch?