ERIC Number: ED275147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Role of Formal Rules in Pronunciation Instruction.
Dickerson, Wayne B.
Both aural-oral practice with the sounds of English and formal rules are important in pronunciation instruction, and have a role to play in interlanguage development. Formal rules provide self-evaluation for purposes of self-correction, a process which allows learners to judge or self-correct their own utterances against rule-generated predictions in order to get intimately familiar with the sound patterns of oral English. While teachers are not directly involved in this process, it may be one of the greatest contributions teachers can make to students' language acquisition success, for students will know how to teach themselves, in and out of class, with learned phonological rules. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Handscombe, Jean, Ed.; And Others. On TESOL '83. The Question of Control. Selected Papers from the Annual Convention of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (17th, Toronto, Canada, March 15-20, 1983); see FL 015 035.