LEXinar™: The Nature of the Phoneme
Three 90-minute installments target Consonants, Vowels, and Orthographic Phonology.
The phoneme is often defined as the smallest unit of speech or a minimal speech sound, and it’s the target of much instructional emphasis. However, these definitions miss the most important aspect of a phoneme: it’s a psychological construct, not a physical pronunciation. The misapprehension of the phoneme is reflected in a wide variety of instructional practices, but a rigorous study of the writing system renders phonemes visible and redefines for us how phonemes may actually be organized in English. Three 90-minute installments target Consonants, Vowels, and Orthographic Phonology. The IPA LEXinar is strongly recommended as a prerequisite, unless participants already know and use the IPA.
LEXinars are delivered online, live in real time. They are not archived or recorded. Scheduling is never negotiated prior
See www.linguisteducatorexchange.com/lexinars for instructions and scheduling information.