ERIC Number: ED042174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-31
Reference Count: 0
Auditory vs. Articulatory Training in Exotic Sounds. Final Report.
Catford, J. C.; Pisoni, David B.
Two groups of English speakers received either auditory or articulatory instruction in learning to produce exotic sounds. Performance on production and discrimination tests indicated a striking superiority for the subjects who received systematic training in the production of exotic sounds as opposed to those subjects who received only discrimination training in listening to these sounds. The results of this study suggest that what is effective in the teaching of sound production and discrimination is the systematic development by small steps from known articulatory postures and movements to new and unknown ones. The possession of a scientific knowledge of articulatory phonetics by the teacher was shown to be extremely successful in leading students to the correct production of foreign sounds and thereafter to facilitate the discrimination of these sounds. The latter finding was taken as support for some carry-over from productive competence to auditory discriminatory competence. (Author/FWB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.