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This program is administered by speech-language pathologists who have received special training and are certified by the institute of Language and Phonology as qualified to teach the Compton P-ESL method. Proof of certification available upon request.

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The Principle of Linguistic Generalization

» The Principle of Linguistic Generalization


July 10th, 2017 by admin

Your EnglishWithoutAccent.com consultant will assign accent reduction exercises based on a particular order of presentation. The order is based on a “Principle of Linguistic Generalization” which initially evolved from Dr. Compton’s research with young children (Compton, 1970, 1975, 1976).  This research was later extended to adults learning English as a second language.  These studies revealed that even though a large number of the sounds may be affected by the native language interference, many of these errors are identical in type and constitute a small number of accented patterns that are the actual cause of the pronunciation difficulty.  Consequently, when an individual corrects specific sounds, the “correction effect” will typically carry over (generalize) to other sounds following the same accent pattern, i.e., “Principle of Linguistic Generalization”, thereby maximizing your learning of the sounds in the shortest amount of time possible.  Thus, to profit most from this program, it is important to practice these lessons in the order in which they are presented.

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