E3S Web Conf.
Volume 210, 2020Innovative Technologies in Science and Education (ITSE-2020)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Psychology of Human-Environment Interactions|
|Published online||04 December 2020|
On the possibility of measuring the level of articulatory skills
Moscow State Region University, 10a, Radio Street, 105005, Moscow, Russia
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The article dwells upon the possibility to assess quantitative evaluation of the level of articulatory skills. The rapidity and correct pronunciation of letter combinations, as well as the placement of verbal accents in the course of reading a coherent text, are subject to quantitative assessment. A procedure is proposed in which the subject reads aloud a standard text, and then a text, which includes a number of unfamiliar words (quasi-words). As a result, the subject’s pronunciation competence is estimated quantitatively (on a 100-point scale). The validity of the proposed procedure is checked by testing groups of subjects with varying levels of language training, as well as by data from a similar survey in Russian. Recommendations are given on the use of the procedure described. Besides, the experiment allowed us to point out the common mistakes made by the students. These mistakes concerned the rules of reading some letters and letter combinations, placing the primary and secondary stresses in polysyllabic words, as well as tertiary stresses in compound nouns. We considered both phonological mistakes which lead to misunderstanding, and non-phonological ones which distort words and make them difficult to understand in the process of communication.
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