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Percepce výslovnostních chyb učiteli českého jazyka
Perception of pronunciation mistakes by Czech language teachers

Author(s): Jana Vlčková-Mejvaldová, Stanislav Štěpáník
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Western Slavic Languages, Evaluation research, Philology
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: Czech language; didactics; orthoepy, phonetics; phonetic aspects; pronunciation; pronunciation error; teacher’s subject matter knowledge;

Summary/Abstract: Pronunciation is one of the basic characteristics of one’s speech culture. This teaching should lead to the development of speaking skills, whose part is also mastering the orthoepic norm. One of the preconditions of that is the teachers’ subject matter knowledge, their own practically mastery of Czech orthoepy. The paper brings the results of a study conducted with a sample of 148 teachers from Czech primary and lower- and upper-secondary schools which researched the teachers’ ability to detect pronunciation errors in a segment of continuous speech. The results indicate that the awareness of the orthoepic norm among Czech language teachers is rather insufficient, and that there is quite strong correlation between the teachers’ knowledge of the orthoepic norm and the pronunciation errors their pupils make.

  • Issue Year: XIX/2019
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 239-268
  • Page Count: 30
  • Language: Czech