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Spring Workshop: Call 'Em As You 'Ear 'Em

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Butler Boardroom

American University

Washington, DC 20016

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What's the first sound in unicorn ? In apple ? [Hint — they aren't vowels!]

How many syllables are there in feel or file?

Do you think that flour and flower sound alike?

How about cot and caught? Writer and rider?

Dr. Robin Barr, AU's Linguist-in-Residence, will show you how to detect invisible consonants and missing vowels, and help you become more aware of the way you actually speak, as opposed to what you think you're saying. Brush up on your phonetic transcription and features, and learn how to use phonetics as a tool for sharpening
your ears and teaching your students more accurately.



Prof. Barr holds a PhD in Linguistics from Harvard with concentrations in both Indo-European and psycholinguistics. Her research on morphology involves the relationship between language learning and language change, and she is always happy to hear of new irregular verbs or refinements for wug-tests. Prof. Barr is also an avid amateur oboist.



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Advanced Ticket: $40 (online by February 12th)

Regular Ticket: $60 - (online by February 21st or cash at the door)

Student Ticket: $10 (online by February 21st or cash at the door)



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