Learning and teaching suprasegmentals: the importance of visualisation
2018, Vol. XXIII-1, pp. 73-88
Using research tools like PRAAT, a tool for doing phonetics, SPPAS, which performs automatic annotation, and the AixOx learners’ corpus, this article gives examples of possible pedagogical applications to help the learning and teaching of English prosody for French learners in secondary schools. The theoretical framework is the British school of intonation and the illustrations concern the three types of decision the speaker has to take, namely tonality, tonicity and tone.It is argued that visualising and comparing natives and learners’ productions can induce a better comprehension and apprehension of prosodic phenomena for ESL.