ERIC Number: EJ969153
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Publication Date: 2012-Jan
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Auditory Training for Experienced and Inexperienced Second-Language Learners: Native French Speakers Learning English Vowels
Iverson, Paul; Pinet, Melanie; Evans, Bronwen G.
Applied Psycholinguistics, v33 n1 p145-160 Jan 2012
This study examined whether high-variability auditory training on natural speech can benefit experienced second-language English speakers who already are exposed to natural variability in their daily use of English. The subjects were native French speakers who had learned English in school; experienced listeners were tested in England and the less experienced listeners were tested in France. Both groups were given eight sessions of high-variability phonetic training for English vowels, and were given a battery of perception and production tests to evaluate their improvement. The results demonstrated that both groups learned to similar degrees, suggesting that training provides a type of learning that is distinct from that obtained in more naturalistic situations.
Descriptors: Vowels, Auditory Training, Foreign Countries, French, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Auditory Perception, Language Usage, Phonetics, Speech, Language Tests, Pronunciation Instruction
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Identifiers - Location: France; United Kingdom (England)