Accents: Language lesson for children - Digital book
This lesson series is dealing with the study of linguistics. Linguistics is the scientific study of language. It involves an analysis of language form, language meaning, and language in context, as well as an analysis of the social, cultural, historical, and political factors that influence language. An accent is a distinctive mode of pronunciation of a language, especially one associated with a particular nation, locality, or social class. In the science of phonetics it is a distinct emphasis given to a syllable or word in speech by stress or pitch. Phonetics broadly deals with two aspects of human speech: production—the ways humans make sounds—and perception—the way speech is understood. Language perception is the process by which a linguistic signal is decoded and understood by a listener. In order to perceive speech, the continuous acoustic signal must be converted into discrete linguistic units such as phonemes, morphemes, and words.