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ERIC Number: EJ935409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 98
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Knowledge Base of Pronunciation Teaching: Staking out the Territory
Baker, Amanda; Murphy, John
TESL Canada Journal, v28 n2 p29-50 Spr 2011
Despite decades of advocacy for greater investigative attention, research into pronunciation instruction in the teaching of English as a second language (ESL) and English as a foreign language (EFL) continues to be limited. This limitation is particularly evident in explorations of teacher cognition (e.g., teachers' knowledge, beliefs, and understandings), an area emerging as a vibrant focus for grounded research on the development, preparation, and instructional behaviors of ESL/EFL teachers. This article provides a comprehensive review of teacher cognition literatures tied to ESL/EFL pronunciation instruction. The review's dual purposes are (a) to document the current knowledge base of pronunciation teaching, and (b) to propose future directions for classroom-based teacher cognition research in this area. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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