Methodology for Oral Didactic: Retroflex Consonants of Indo-Aryan Languages

Vidishaa Prakaash,

INALCO, France

The main goal of foreign language teaching today is 'communication' thus pronunciation is considered a less important part of instruction. However, retroflex sounds which are a phonological trait shared by most Indo-Aryan languages such as Hindi, may be assimilated by the, Hindi as L2 learner due to influence from their L1. This paper proposes the application of Callamand (1981)’s methodology for teaching phonological system of French using favourable contexts and phonetic properties of consonants and vowels as an alternative method to help learners more efficiently perceive and consequently reproduce such phonemes.

The above abstract is a part of the article which was accepted at The Fifth Annual International Conference on Languages, Linguistics, Translation and Literature (WWW.LLLD.IR), 2-3 February 2021, Iran-Ahwaz.