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Aspects of connected speech

Various features contribute to characterise natural connected speech:

    • rhythm
    • weak forms ( reductions)
    • assimilation
    • elision ( contractions)
    • linking

These features combine to produce "concatenation" or linking together of sounds in connected speech.


Use the interactive exercises below to practice and review aspects of connected speech

These activities are from David Brett's website (David's website is in the Resources section).