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Language Design. Journal of Theorical and Experimental Linguistics, Special Issue 2 (2008) 57-64
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Exploiting the didactic aspect of whistled speech in Gomero Spanish and Mazatec: interactions between phonetic research and education
Julien Meyer1, 2, 3, Juan N. Casimiro4

Whistled speech has been introduced at the end of the 90s in primary school in La Gomera, one of the Canary Islands (Trujillo et al 2005) and has been included in 2007 in the new official program of secondary school for the Mazatec area of the Oaxaca region in Mexico (Casimiro et al 2007). Both of these initiatives are the result of a lobbying process of the local populations
to have this symbolic part of their language revitalized thanks to an introduction in official educative systems. The didactic applications of whistled Mazatec and the Gomero Spanish are different because of specific
historical and educational contexts but also of phonetic differences between the strategies of emulation into whistles of tonal Mazatec and non tonal Spanish. After a phonetic description of whistled speech in these two
languages, we present how these results have been exploited to pedagogic applications in Canary islands and in Mexico.
1 :  DDL - Dynamique Du Langage
2 :  LAB-UPC - Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics
3 :  Scope research Group - Sound Communication and environmental auditory Perception
4 :  SEP - Coordinación General de Educación Intercultural y Bilingüe, Secretaria de Educacion Publica
education – whistled languages – whistled speech – Spanish – Silbo – Mazatec – whistled tones – bilingual education – phonetics