Art des langues et art du rythme : Pour un enseignement physique et musical des langues vivantes

Abstract : Language, Rhythm and Art: Towards a Physical and Musical Approach to Language Teaching Language teaching sometimes sets aside the fact that languages are living entities, submitted to precise rhythms. Since languages are alive, they are spoken before being written and rely on physical elements: vocal cords, sound production apparatus, muscles and also the entire body, in the case of paraverbal and nonverbal dimensions (Cosnier & Brossard, 1984). The question that now arises is that of the articulation of the verbal, paraverbal and non-verbal dimensions for the second or foreign language learner. In order to do so, it is necessary to take the systemic context of emergence of languages and their ecological and social relations to the world (Mühlhäusler, 2003) into consideration. Drawing on theatre practices (Tabensky, 1997), we thus wish to submit a comprehensive perspective of language teaching based on the musicality of speech, gestures, postures and speech acts in order to underline the communicative (Meunier, 2003) and emotional (Frijda, 2003) dimensions of languages.
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Albin Wagener, Mariane Gazaille. Art des langues et art du rythme : Pour un enseignement physique et musical des langues vivantes. Voix Plurielles, Association des professeur-e-s de français des universités et collèges canadiens, 2013, 10 (2), pp.31-42. ⟨10.26522/vp.v10i2.839⟩. ⟨hal-02103758⟩

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