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Full Title: Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching

      
Short Title: PSLLT
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Start Date: 05-Sep-2014 - 06-Sep-2014
Contact: Dorothy Chun
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/PSLLT2014
Meeting Description: Plenary Speaker:

Alene Moyer, University of Maryland

Pronunciation instruction is increasingly popular in language classrooms around the world, in second language and foreign language contexts. Issues of intelligibility (Munro & Derwing, 1995) vs. nativeness (Levis, 2005), functional load (Brown, 1991; Munro & Derwing, 2006), effective instructional techniques for overcoming learning plateaus (Acton, 1986; Hardison, 2004; Goodwin, 2006), fluency (Derwing et al., 2008) and the relative roles of suprasegmentals and segmentals in instruction (Hahn, 2004) have all been examined in multiple studies. However, a large majority of important research into pronunciation has been carried out with English as the target language, despite the importance of L2 pronunciation in other languages, such as Japanese (e.g., Hirata, 2004), Spanish (e.g., Lord, 2008), French (Ruellot, 2006), German (Moyer, 1999), Chinese (Liu et al, 2000), and Dutch (Bongaerts, Mennen & Slik, 2000), among others. Research from a wide variety of L2 learning contexts is essential to filling out the current English-centric research agenda.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology
LL Issue: 25.1596


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