Il Lexical Approach nei corsi di fonetica tedesca

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This article shows how it is possible to implement Lewis’ Lexical Approach in L2 phonetic courses. Starting from the specific knowledge of the students’ pronunciation defects, a training method is proposed, which is primarily aimed at correcting prosodic errors and fossilized prosodic features in L2-German of Italian learners, thus at developing prosodic competence in L2. This pronunciation training method is specifically addressed to Italian learners of German and is centred on prosody, treated within a contrastive German-Italian framework. Correct prosodic perception is attained by correct identification of L2-suprasegmentals, achieved by monitoring L1-suprasegmentals. This effect percolates to other levels resulting in correct German prosody and segmentals. Once learners acquire a rudimentary prosodic competence, many phonological interferences disappear. This suggests that accentuation and intonation of chunks and larger phrasal units have a controlling function over syllables and segments. Prosody as a basis for a contrastive approach in language teaching is sensitive, because from the beginning learners effortlessly and unconsciously avoid mistakes which otherwise would hinder them from correctly acquiring L2.
Titolo tradotto del contributo[Autom. eng. transl.] The Lexical Approach in German phonetics courses
Lingua originaleItalian
pagine (da-a)373-389
Numero di pagine17
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2003


  • didattica della lingua tedesca
  • fonetica
  • linguistica tedesca


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