Raising self-consciousness: phonetic education as embodied language learning

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Giulio Scivoletto


Phonetic education is presented in this contribution as a pedagogical approach and didactic method for teaching and acquiring phonetic-phonological competence in the foreign language classroom at school. To develop such competence, we should overcome the school practice that still today does not seem to deviate from the listen-and-repeat method: the teaching of articulatory phonetics is proposed as a method and tool for learning based on self-consciousness. By discovering the sound dimension of language, and the bodily reality through which it is realised, the student undergoes an educational experience based on perception. The formative value of a phonetic education is framed in the perspective of body pedagogy, in line with an inclusive and democratic approach to language education.


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Scivoletto, G. (2022). Raising self-consciousness: phonetic education as embodied language learning. Glottodidactica. An International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 49(1), 183-196. https://doi.org/10.14746/gl.2022.49.1.11


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