How the Learners Grasp the Special Morae :
- Other Title
- Improvement of Pronunciation with the Movement of the Body
The aim of this research was to clarify the relation between body movements and improvement in the evaluation of special morae. This was done through interviews. The subjects were 35 intermediate level students studying at a Japanese language school. We provided them with two, one-hour one-to-one classes, using movement of body which they selected themselves. We observed that the way they grasped the special morae varied, e.g., there were changes in their rhythm-making, corresponding to morae or syllable, and in their body movements, according to the type of special morae. We concluded that the skill in pronunciation was clearly improved, and it should be noted that the students showing good improvement tended to make rhythm by morae.
- The journal of Japanese Language Education Methods
The journal of Japanese Language Education Methods 22 (3), 72-73, 2016
Japanese Language Education Methods