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Thu Aug 13 2015

Books: Pronunciation Fundamentals: Derwing, Munro

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Date: 04-Aug-2015
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Subject: Pronunciation Fundamentals: Derwing, Munro
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Title: Pronunciation Fundamentals
Subtitle: Evidence-based perspectives for L2 teaching and research
Series Title: Language Learning & Language Teaching 42
Published: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: Tracey M. Derwing
Author: Murray J. Munro
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268594 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268594 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 28.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268594 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 33.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027213266 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027213266 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027213266 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027213273 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027213273 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 28.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027213273 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 34.98

The emergence of empirical approaches to L2 pronunciation research and teaching is a powerful fourth wave in the history of the field. Authored by two leading proponents of evidence-based instruction, this volume surveys both foundational and cutting-edge empirical work and pinpoints its ramifications for pedagogy. The authors begin by tracing the history of pronunciation instruction and explicating L2 phonetic learning processes. Subsequent chapters explore the themes, strengths, and ethical problems of the field through the lens of the intelligibility principle. The importance of error gravity, and the need for assessment and individualized instruction are highlighted, and the role of L2 accents in social contexts is probed. Material readily available elsewhere has been omitted in favour of an emphasis on the how, why, and when of pronunciation instruction. Anyone with an interest in L2 pronunciation–especially graduate students, language teachers, and experienced researchers–will find much value in this indispensible resource.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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