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 ( 
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.


Chapter 7 summarizes the research-based case presented for prioritizing intelligibility and stance as important goals in the learning and teaching of L2 pronunciation. Top-down approaches to pronunciation should be an essential part of L2 pedagogy. We hope teachers reading this book will undertake Mirroring Projects with their own group of students.

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LaScotte, Darren; Meyers, Colleen; Tarone, Elaine. Conclusion. Voice and Mirroring in L2 Pronunciation Instruction. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Jan 2023. ISBN 9781800502789. Date accessed: 29 Sep 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.42471. Jan 2023

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