RLA. Revista de lingüística teórica y aplicada
On-line version ISSN 0718-4883
VALDIVIESO, HUMBERTO; MERELLO, ZOILA and CANDIA, LUIS R. APPLIED PHONETICS: DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF DEFICIENCIES IN READING ALOUD. RLA [online]. 2007, vol.45, n.2, pp. 37-58. ISSN 0718-4883. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48832007000200006.
Considering that reading aloud is a very relevant activity from a cultural point of view, this article presents the main results from a phonetic diagnosis and a phonetic treatment on reading aloud disabilities. The diagnosis was applied to 30 first-year university students of Spanish as a mother tongue. The treatment was performed with a selection of 12 of these students: 6 for the experimental sample, and the other 6 for the control group. The main trends outlined from the study reveal the students have serious difficulties in managing the quality of their oral reading. However, the results also show that it is possible to correct and improve this aspect of the mother tongue competence through proper phonetic treatment -in this case including oral expression testing, reading aloud activities and related phonetic drills
Keywords : Applied phonetics; reading aloud; phonetic diagnosis; phonetic treatment.