The relevance of phonetics teaching for english sounds perception

Autores

  • Eliane da Rosa ULBRA

Palavras-chave:

Phonetics Teaching, Auditory Perception, English Front, High Vowels

Resumo

As many researches have shown the contributions of phonetics instruction in L2/FL learners’ speech perception and production, this study seeks to investigate the role of phonetics teaching to the perception of the English front high vowels /i/ and /?/ by Brazilian learners from an international language school. Identification pre/posttests were designed through the TP software (RAUBER; RATO; KLUGE; SANTOS, 2012) in order to measure the participants’ perception on the vowels mentioned above. Comparing the results obtained from tests, it is possible to assume that the learners, who received phonetics instruction on the English front high vowels /i/ and /?/, demonstrated a better performance in distinguishing and interpreting those sounds accurately than the learners, who did not receive any instruction. It means that phonetics teaching improves English learners’ sounds perception.

Biografia do Autor

Eliane da Rosa, ULBRA

Special Student in the Post-graduation Program in Letters of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (field: Language Studies). Master in Morphology and Phonology (UFRGS), specialist in English Teaching and Learning (Uniritter) and graduated in English (ULBRA). Phonetics and English teacher at FISK Teaching Center.

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2019-07-05

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ELIANE DA ROSA. The relevance of phonetics teaching for english sounds perception. Revista Virtual Lingu@ Nostr@, [S. l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 3–22, 2019. Disponível em: https://linguanostra.net/index.php/Linguanostra/article/view/71. Acesso em: 10 ago. 2022.

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