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LINGUIST List 24.3881

Wed Oct 02 2013

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Phonetics, Phonology/California, USA

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 01-Oct-2013
From: John Levis <pslltconferencegmail.com>
Subject: Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching
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Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching
Short Title: PSLLT

Date: 05-Sep-2014 - 06-Sep-2014
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Contact: Dorothy Chun
Contact Email: pslltconferencegmail.com
Meeting URL: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/PSLLT2014

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology

Meeting Description:

Sixth Annual Conference
Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California USA

Looking at L2 Pronunciation Research from Varying Perspectives
September 5-6, 2014

Plenary Speaker
Alene Moyer, University of Maryland

Pronunciation instruction is increasingly popular in language classrooms around the world and 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.
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