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ERIC Number: EJ1093790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-1736
Basic to Applied Research: The Benefits of Audio-Visual Speech Perception Research in Teaching Foreign Languages
Erdener, Dogu
Language Learning Journal, v44 n1 p124-132 2016
Traditionally, second language (L2) instruction has emphasised auditory-based instruction methods. However, this approach is restrictive in the sense that speech perception by humans is not just an auditory phenomenon but a multimodal one, and specifically, a visual one as well. In the past decade, experimental studies have shown that the audio-visual aspects of speech perception have facilitative effects in L2 acquisition. This article has four theoretical and practical aims: (1) to synthesise the existing evidence from audio-visual speech perception (AVSP) in the context of L2 acquisition; (2) to demonstrate how L1-L2 orthographic matching can be used in L2 instruction; (3) to present ideas on how AVSP research can profitably be used in L2 teaching settings; and (4) to argue for the need for further applied and interdisciplinary research into the issues highlighted here.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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