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ERIC Number: ED015689
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 14
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THE EFFECT OF VISUAL FEEDBACK ON PRONUNCIATION IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING. TERMINATION OF RESEARCH REPORT.
JENSON, PAUL G.; WESTERMEIER, FRANZ X.
A RESEARCH PROJECT USING THE OSCILLOSCOPE TO DETERMINE VISUAL FEEDBACK IN THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE PRONUNCIATION WAS TERMINATED BECAUSE OF TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES THAT COULD NOT BE RESOLVED WITH THE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE. FAILURE IS ATTRIBUTED TO SUCH FACTORS AS (1) THE SPEECH SOUND WAVES SOUND THE SAME THOUGH THEIR WAVE SHAPES DIFFER, (2) THE OSCILLOSCOPE DOES NOT PRESENT AN EASILY PERCEIVED PITCH AS DOES AURAL FEEDBACK, (3) THE SUBJECT MUST AWAIT THE CRYSTALLIZATION OF THE VISUAL IMAGE WHICH IS COMPARABLE TO THE PROBLEM OF STAMMERING IN AURAL FEEDBACK, AND (4) THE LOSS OF VISUAL RECOGNITION APPEARS TO BE GREATER THAN LOSS OF AUDITORY RECOGNITION. BEFORE AN ATTEMPT CAN BE MADE TO DETERMINE THE USEFULNESS OF ANY INSTRUMENTATION FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE PRONUNCIATION INSTRUCTION, IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT FUTURE RESEARCH AIM FOR VISUAL SPEECH RECOGNITION RATHER THAN EXACT VISUAL REPRODUCTION THROUGH FURTHER ANALYSIS OF ALL THE COMPONENTS OF PHONEME STRUCTURE, VARIABILITY, AND CONSISTENCY. APPENDIXES LIST THE EQUIPMENT USED IN THE EXPERIMENT, THE EXPENDITURES, AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY. (SS)
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Authoring Institution: Macalester Coll., St. Paul, Minn.
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