Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Krieger method of accent reduction

(Note: What follows should in NO way be construed as an endorsement of this linked Youtube video!)

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I just posted this comment on another discussion board: "His claims are, of course, outlandish. But watch that video a couple of times very carefully. He has stumbled on to an essentially kinesthetic, "ballistic" technique that, for some learners, will enhance their intelligibility—if all they need is more stress contrast and processing time for their listeners. It is used in many public speaking courses, in fact."

I worked with something like that about 20 years ago. I still use it occasionally when I have a learner who needs a very quick fix —and maybe just needs to slow down and kick back." Everybody has a piece of the puzzle. In the EHIEP system we do sometimes do a haptic version of the "Krieger thrust" to affect more integration--but never up front!

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