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Fonetska korekcija na primjeru njemačkog i hrvatskog jezika


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Dominković, Ema. (2012). Fonetska korekcija na primjeru njemačkog i hrvatskog jezika. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Phonetics. [mentor Mildner, Vesna].

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The verbal communication is not just one of the abilities of man, it is one of the essential needs and a very important element of his life. But there a many different reasons why there are difficulties in this segment. Lots of misunderstandings caused by communication problems encourage specialist to find these reasons and work on a greater quality of communication. Besides noise, technical difficulties and others, wrong pronunciation can also be one of the reasons for communication problems. The last one mentioned causes communication problems while learning a foreign language especially when this happens at an age when it is not possible to learn a language and the phonetic elements like in ones mother tongue. It was considered as impossible to improve the pronunciation in a foreign language as an adult to a level where it doesn't cause any difficulties or problems in communication with a nativ speaker. More and more teachers care nowadays abouth this matter. The reason for a bad or wrong pronunciation is the mother tongue and its strong listening habits and mechanisms. We hear the foreign language through the filter of the mother tongue. That means that we replace the sounds of the foreign language with sounds from our mother tongue that have similar phonetic characteristics. In this case, good listening is damaged and since that is the most importante condition for a good pronunciation it is the goal of the teacher to bring to consciousness good listening skills. One of the most succesfull methods for improving the pronunciation is the verbo tonal method. It was first developet for people with hearing dissabilities but since the ear that is learning a foreign language behaves like a pathological one, this methods can easily be applied in this case too. When preparing the exercises for the correction it is crucial to consider the sistem of expected mistakes, optimal conditions such as which sounds surround the wrong pronounced one, position of this sound in the word and the sentence, the phonetic characteristics of each sound, intonation, movements and position of the body. The most important thing in this method is the person as an individual. The teacher has to adapt the exercises to the students difficulties, start with the things that are good and go step by step towards the harder things. 69 It is recomended to work with SUVAG devices, which are used to control the transmision, but it is possible to use the principles of the verbo tonal method without the devices with great success too.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: pronunciation, listening, correction, verbo tonal method
Subjects: Phonetics
Departments: Department of Phonetics
Supervisor: Mildner, Vesna
Date Deposited: 13 May 2013 11:58
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 13:57

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