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Funderingar och forskning kring en basprosodisk undervisningsstrategi för uttalsundervisning i svenska som andraspråk
Stockholms universitet, Institutionen för lingvistik.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7966-320X
2007 (Swedish)In: Språklig mångfald och hållbar samhällsutveckling: Rapport från ASLA:s höstsymposium Eskilstuna, 9-10 november 2006, 2007, p. 265-284Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

In all teaching, some parts of the material probably is more important than others. It can be felt that for a long time all phonetic features in the field of Swedish as an L2, have been considered equally important for an acceptable L2-speech. In the late 70:s, however, distinct ideas of priority developed: A research project in Lund, conducted by Eva Gårding and Robert Bannert, aimed at optimizing Swedish pronunciation, concluded that prosody is a prerequisite for making oneself understood in spoken Swedish. Olle Kjellin (1978) contributed with the book Svensk prosodi i praktiken ’Swedish prosody in practice’. Here prosody was described in an easily comprehensible and consistent way..

Some 30 years later many teaching media have adopted a simplified method for prosody marking in texts, that mostly is manifested in the underlining of letters that correspond to phonologically long segments, e.g. mata ‘feed’ – matta ‘carpet’, instead of just marking long or short vowel. This simple strategy contains – among others – the following assumptions:

· Stressed syllables have longer duration than unstressed ones, and the extra length lies in the vowel or the postvocalic consonant.

· Lengthening the correct segment in stressed syllables is the primary way of realizing both stress and quantity – vowel and consonant durations are equally important.

· The rhythmical properties of Swedish, i.e. stress and quantity – are more important than tonal properties e.g. the word accents 1/acute and 2/grave.

· Segment duration, as a means of realizing quantity, is more important than spectral differences between /V:/ and /V/

My research focuses on the duration of the postvocalic consonant, and my results imply that:

· Duration is the main perceptual cue for quantity in Swedish, for all vowels except /ʉ/, but duration does contribute the categorization in long and short /ʉ/.

· The duration of the postvocalic consonant helps listeners to perceive quantity category when the vowel duration is between typical values for long and short allophone.

· Unambiguous L2-realizations of Swedish quantity and word stress always follow the temporal pattern /V:C/-/VC:/.

· Native Swedish speakers produced longer postvocalic consonants after short vowel in English and German words, than did native speakers of English and German.

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2007. p. 265-284
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-17199ISBN: 978-91-87884-20-7 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-17199DiVA, id: diva2:798320
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ASLA, höstsymposium Eskilstuna, 9-10 november 2006
Available from: 2008-11-03 Created: 2015-03-26 Last updated: 2015-07-30Bibliographically approved

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