Matthew Edwards

Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Technology Thursday: Real-time MRI IPA Chart

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Imagine if you could see every movement of the vocal tract that occurs when producing all of the vowels and consonants in the IPA chart. YOU CAN! The Speech Production and Articulation Knowledge Group at the University of Southern California has put together an incredible resource that is FREE and easily accessible online (click here to visit the site).

 

First, pick a “personality” at the bottom of the landing page. 

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Next, you will be presented with a chart that has the IPA symbols. 

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When you click on a symbol, the real-time MRI video pops up.

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Our high school and college students have grown up in an education system that is focused heavily on STEM. While the merits of this are debatable, these students do at least have an appreciation for science and technology. My experience has been that videos such as these are very interesting to them and can greatly improve their comprehension of the concepts I introduce during lessons.

Enjoy!

Matt

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This entry was posted on March 17, 2016 by in Misc. Thoughts.

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