Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice - Nike Arnold

Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice - Nike Arnold

Targeting Pronounciation (and Perception) with Technology

Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice - Nike Arnold

Mary Grantham O'Brien [+-]
University of Calgary
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Mary Grantham O’Brien (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) is a Professor of German at the University of Calgary. She is the co-author (with Sarah M. B. Fagan, University of Iowa) of the 2016 textbook German phonetics and phonology: Theory and practice. Her research focuses on L2 pronunciation, and she primarily investigates listeners’ reactions of nonnative speech as well as how L2 learners perceive and produce L2 prosody.

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Research has demonstrated that it is possible for second language learners to improve both their speech perception and the intelligibility of their pronunciation through computer-assisted pronunciation training (CAPT). This contribution reviews key features of research-informed pronunciation instruction and demonstrates how certain technologies can effectively target learners’ perception and production.

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O'Brien, Mary. Targeting Pronounciation (and Perception) with Technology. Engaging Language Learners through CALL - From Theory and Research to Informed Practice. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 309-352 Feb 2019. ISBN 9781781798287. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=36949. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.36949. Feb 2019

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