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ERIC Number: ED018176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 6
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Reference Count: 0
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SOME VISUAL ASPECTS OF PRONUNCIATION.
REICHMANN, EBERHARD
MUCH OF THE DEFICIENCY IN PRONUNCIATION INSTRUCTION IS DUE TO EXCLUSIVE RELIANCE ON THE EAR AS A GUIDE FOR THE CORRECT RECOGNITION AND PRODUCTION OF FOREIGN SOUNDS. THE CORRECT ARTICULATION OF GERMAN DEPENDS VERY MUCH ON ANTICIPATORY ACTION OF THE LIPS AND JAWS (VOWEL ANTICIPATION), AND MUST BE IMPARTED BY VISUAL DEMONSTRATION AND IMITATION OF FACIAL EXPRESSIONS. THE TEACHER MAY ACCOMPLISH THIS BY EXECUTING AN IDEAL "GESTALT" FOR EACH SOUND--ARTICULATION WITH A MAXIMUM POSITION OF THE OBSERVABLE SPEECH ORGANS (WITH SOME EXAGGERATION), AND STUDENTS' IMITATION WILL ENABLE HIM TO DETECT ERRORS IN CHORAL DRILL VISUALLY. THE TECHNIQUE OF VOWEL ANTICIPATION IS DISCUSSED WITH REFERENCE TO "I/UE" AND "E/OE" MINIMAL PAIR EXERCISES, AND TO THE PRONUNCIATION OF THE GERMAN "R." THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE GERMAN QUARTERLY," VOLUME 40, NUMBER 3, MAY 1967, PAGES 398-403. (RW)
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Authoring Institution: American Association of Teachers of German.
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