University of Oulu

Use of phonemic transcription as a teaching method in Finnish schools

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Author: Pelttari, Joonas1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Humanities, English Philology
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.5 MB)
Pages: 32
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : J. Pelttari, 2016
Publish Date: 2016-02-03
Thesis type: Bachelor's thesis
The purpose of this study is to examine the use of phonemic transcription as a teaching method and its role in today’s pronunciation teaching in Finnish EFL classrooms. It enquires the experiences of using phonemic transcription as a teaching method among recent upper secondary school graduates (2010–2015) via an electronic questionnaire, which also includes small exercises to determine the level of the respondents’ transcription skills. The findings of this study suggest that phonemic transcription is used very irregularly and insufficiently to teach pronunciation.
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