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Almalki, Nada; Algethami, Ghazi – Asian-Pacific Journal of Second and Foreign Language Education, 2022
Explicit pronunciation instruction has been shown to be effective in improving language learners' pronunciation, yet it is not clear whether the same can be said about implicit pronunciation instruction. In addition, the role of orthography in improving language learners' pronunciation is yet to be fully understood. Thus, this research examined…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Orthographic Symbols, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Chan, Jim Yee Him – Language Assessment Quarterly, 2022
This study tracked the development of Hong Kong's assessment practices for English pronunciation over the past four decades, with reference to the nativeness and intelligibility principles in L2 pronunciation research and pedagogy. Specifically, it evaluated changes in assessors' comments on candidates' English pronunciation performance in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Pronunciation, Evaluation Methods
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Khasanah, Uswatun; Anggoro, Kiki Juli – International Journal of Instruction, 2022
The accessible Flipped classroom is a two-learning phase model that includes pre-class and in-class learning phases accessible using standard information technology. The objectives of this study are to explore the effectiveness and investigate the students' perceptions towards this model to see how the perceptions correlated with the success of…
Descriptors: Flipped Classroom, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries
Al-Jarf, Reima – Online Submission, 2022
Analysis of a corpus of errors in pronouncing Proper Nouns used in English collected from the spontaneous speech of a sample of Arab informants showed that Arabic speakers have the following problems: (i) mispronouncing English vowels in "Google," "Moodle," "Uber," "Nixon," "London;" (ii) replacing…
Descriptors: Arabs, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Nouns
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Fouz-González, Jonás; Mompean, Jose A. – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 2020
This study investigated the potential of phonetic symbols and keywords as response labels for perceptual training of L2 sounds. Seventy-one Spanish learners of English were assigned to three groups: symbols, keywords, and control. Students in the symbols and keywords groups followed a 4-week High Variability Phonetic Training (HVPT) program based…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Phonetics, Alphabets
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Hayes-Harb, Rachel; Barrios, Shannon – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
The Hindi consonant inventory, which includes the cross-linguistically rare retroflex place of articulation and four-way laryngeal contrasts, is known to pose difficulties for native English speakers. Hindi language textbooks address this challenge, in part, by providing various articulatory and acoustic descriptions of Hindi consonants, typically…
Descriptors: English, Native Language, Indo European Languages, Phonemes
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Gilbert, Judy B. – TESOL Journal, 2019
Classroom time is limited, so the priority question in teaching pronunciation is to find an effective sequence of presentation. This article recounts one teacher's path to learning about different approaches to teaching English rhythm and why it is important. For many years, a common way of distinguishing languages has been based on the assumption…
Descriptors: Language Rhythm, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Mompean, Jose A.; Fouz-González, Jonás – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
This article explores the potential of phonetic symbols in pronunciation teaching/learning, with a focus on English language teaching (ELT). After a brief contextualisation of current views of pronunciation instruction in the second-language (L2) teaching literature, the article reviews some of the potential advantages of, conditions for, and…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Jiang, Fan; Kennison, Shelia – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2022
The current study investigates the influence of L2 English learners' belief about their interlocutor's English proficiency on phonetic accommodation and explores whether interaction-induced phonetic convergence could improve L2 English learners' vowel pronunciation. Results from two experiments show that when the subjects believed that their…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Student Attitudes
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van Lieshout, Catharina; Cardoso, Walcir – Language Learning & Technology, 2022
This study examined the pedagogical use of Google Translate (GT) and its associated text-to-speech synthesis (TTS) and automatic speech recognition (ASR) as tools to assist in the learning of second/foreign language Dutch vocabulary and pronunciation in an autonomous, self-directed learning setting. Thirty participants used GT (its translation,…
Descriptors: Translation, Computational Linguistics, Independent Study, Vocabulary Skills
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Alshehri, Awad H. – English Language Teaching, 2021
The aim of this paper is to expose the potential difficulties encountered by students learning Arabic as a foreign language (AFL) with a focus on sounds production. The research design was descriptive-analytic. The data was obtained using direct recording and interviews. The sample included 27 AFL students at the Arabic Institutes at IMSIU and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Second Language Instruction, Phonology
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Ugarte Olea, Marco Sandro Antonio – HOW, 2019
One important decision that English language teachers should make is to decide on a pronunciation model. This decision should be based not only on mere preference, but also on technical information. This paper seeks to review the Lingua Franca Core (LFC), a pronunciation model proposed by Jennifer Jenkins (1998, 2000) in an attempt to facilitate…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Models, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Hansen Edwards, Jette; Chan, Ka Long Roy; Lam, Toni; Wang, Qian – RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 2021
The current article presents a state-of-the-art review of research on the social factors that have been found to impact how learners acquire and use a second language (L2) sound system. These factors include ethnic group identification, gender, and study abroad experience. The research synthesis presents the key findings on each social factor,…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Teaching Methods, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Kiczkowiak, Marek – ELT Journal, 2021
In recent decades there has been a growing interest in the use of English as a lingua franca (ELF), for example identifying the lingua franca core (LFC), or pronunciation features important for intelligibility in ELF contexts. While some analyses of course books (CBs) have shown ELF research findings are not yet reflected in these materials, few…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hismanoglu, Murat – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2019
This study aimed at analyzing the articles on English (L2) pronunciation teaching published between 2012 and 2017. To achieve this purpose, 106 articles in fourteen well-known international journals in the field of foreign language learning and teaching were examined. These journals were indexed by SSCI (f=7), ERIC (f=4), EBSCO (f=2) and MLA (f=1)…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Pronunciation Instruction, Content Analysis, Second Language Learning
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