ERIC Number: ED021234
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-1
Reference Count: 0
On the Explanation of Phonic Interference.
Ritchie, William C.
In this paper, the author raises the question of exactly which information is of fundamental importance in the construction of phonological tasks in a course in a foreign language. He attempts to indicate an answer with respect to a particular problem encountered by native speakers of Japanese and Russian in learning English: substitution of different sounds for the interdental fricatives of English. He finds conventional phonemics and contrastive analysis deficient as bases for the explanation of this problem and believes that generative phonology provides a more promising basis. The paper concludes with suggestions for incorporating information from a generative phonology into a set of tasks which would have the goal of eliminating the observed interference behavior. (DO)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.
Note: Report included in Studies in Language and Language Behavior, Progress Report No. VI.