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Uitspraakonderwijs in Centraal-Europees context anno 2018. Articulatory Settings in het NVT-uitspraakonderwijs in Tsjechië

Title in English Teaching Pronunciation in Central European Context anno 2018. Articulatory Settings in Teaching Pronunciation in Czechia


Year of publication 2018
Type Conference abstract
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description The problem of NVT pronunciation education in the Czech Republic, as in many other Central European countries, is that too little attention is paid in the first instance. The pronunciation colleges are often offered in the first semester of the first year to students who usually have no knowledge of Dutch. In one semester students learn to pronounce the Dutch individual sounds and often in the words and sentences that they do not yet understand well. It is not that there is little material, in the last years a number of textbooks pronunciation was published as Now I understand you! Pronunciation Dutch vor non-Dutch speaking (Northern Dutch (2013) and Southern Dutch edition (2009)) Pronunciation trainer in class. Uitspraakverbetering for non-native speakers (2009) (Northern Dutch variant) and Klink klaar. (2011) (Southern Dutch edition) and other books. The problem is rather in the approach that is often non-contrastive, and so the students learn to pronounce sounds that are not a problem at all for the target group and not enough focused attention is paid on the comparison of the phonological inventories of Dutch and Czech, the native language of the students. Furthermore, the pronunciation training of the students at the segmental level and hardly any attention is paid to the suprasegmental level. In this contribution I want to pay attention to the phenomenon of articulatory settings, a phenomenon that can be used in the pronunciation training of semi-advanced and advanced students. In this contribution, articulatory settings mean how the speech organs are positioned in a language that is influenced by the phonetic composition of the language. In addition, the articulatory settings contain the typical articulatory movements of the given language.
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