ERIC Number: ED450599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pronunciation Learning Strategies: A First Look.
Peterson, Susan S.
In recent years, articles about second language learning strategies and about second language pronunciation instruction have been on the increase. Surprisingly, there appears to be no published study to date that focuses on the relationship between pronunciation and learning strategies. This exploratory study focuses solely on documenting and categorizing learning strategies used for pronunciation learning. Diaries and interviews were used with 11 adult learners of Spanish to elicit qualitative data about the pronunciation learning strategies they use. Analyses of the diaries and interview transcripts revealed 21 specific pronunciation learning tactics. These, along with other pronunciation learning tactics gleaned from a literature review, were condensed into 12 basic pronunciation learning strategies and categorized based on Oxford's strategy classification system. This study provides evidence of a wider range of specific pronunciation learning tactics that had been previously documented. Two tables and 42 references are included. (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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