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Les à priori des francophones vis-à-vis de l’anglais : les rapports graphie-phonie

Abstract : Through various media, French learners of English have internalised a certain idea of the orthographic and phonological characteristics of the English language. Since French and English spellings and sounds are significantly different and that some English sounds do not exist in French, learners have to speak English using certain French phonemes. Therefore, the influence of the native language can be strongly felt on their speech performances. This influence originates from the transition between the written and spoken forms of words, that is, when learners initially read a statement and then produce it orally. Thus, the statements produced in English are often derived from French, which reinforces the stereotype of the French having a poor level of English. Consequently, this study aims at finding the most efficient and entertaining way for pupils of a Year 7 and Year 10 class to try and get rid of their habits as French speakers in order to reach a more authentic English pronunciation. A beginning-of-class ritual and dictations of sentences has enabled them to be more aware of the phonological characteristics of the English language and therefore reduce the influence of French on their pronunciation.
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Alexia Schmidt. Les à priori des francophones vis-à-vis de l’anglais : les rapports graphie-phonie. Education. 2020. ⟨dumas-03155857⟩



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