Top-down Research on Interlanguage Phonology

Voice and Mirroring in L2 Pronunciation Instruction - Darren LaScotte

Darren LaScotte [+-]
University of Minnesota
Darren LaScotte holds an MA in TESOL from the University of Minnesota and is currently completing a PhD degree in Second Language Education at the same university, where he is an ESL Teaching Specialist in the Minnesota English Language Program and an Affiliate Faculty member in French & Italian and Curriculum and Instruction. He is also an Adjunct Faculty member in Second Language Teaching and Learning at Hamline University. LaScotte is the author (with B Peters) of Intercultural Skills in Action: An International Student’s Guide to College and University Life in the United States, in press with the University of Michigan Press, and is editor (with C Mathieu and S David) of New Perspectives on Material Mediation in Language Learner Pedagogy, forthcoming with Springer.
Colleen Meyers [+-]
University of Minnesota
Colleen Meyers holds an MA in TESOL from the University of Minnesota, where she was formerly a teacher educator. She has also served as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Second Language Teaching and Learning Program at Hamline University. She is a past recipient of the MinneTESOL Harold B. Allen award and a Fulbright Senior Specialist award to the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. She is a regular presenter at international TESOL (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages) conferences, where she has been invited to lead the Teaching Intonation: What teachers need to know segment of the Pre-Conference Institute on Teaching Pronunciation since 2016. Meyers has co-authored (with G Gorsuch, L Pickering, and D Griffee) English Communication for International Teaching Assistants (2nd edition, Waveland Press); (with S Holt) Success with Presentations and Pronunciation for Success (Aspen Productions); and (with J Smith and A Burkhalter) Communicate: Classroom Communication Strategies for International TAs (Prentice Hall Regents). In addition, Colleen wrote the segment on “Mirroring” for the “Pronunciation for Teachers” website (pronunciationforteachers.com). 
Elaine Tarone [+-]
University of Minnesota
Elaine Tarone is Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita and retired Director of the Center of Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota.

Description

The top-down orientation to research and teaching of IL phonology is reviewed in Chapter 3. “Native accent” as a focus is replaced by two goals: intelligibility and an accent that expresses an L2 learner’s identity. Supporting research shows interrelationships between pronunciation and prosodic features, non-verbal communication, and pragmatics, all tied to social context.

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LaScotte, Darren; Meyers, Colleen; Tarone, Elaine. Top-down Research on Interlanguage Phonology. Voice and Mirroring in L2 Pronunciation Instruction. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Jan 2023. ISBN 9781800502789. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=42467. Date accessed: 29 Sep 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42467. Jan 2023

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