Campus Units

English

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2-1-2019

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Second Language Pronunciation

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

182

Last Page

207

DOI

10.1075/jslp.17001.obr

Abstract

This paper reports on the role of technology in state-of-the-art pronunciation research and instruction, and makes concrete suggestions for future developments. The point of departure for this contribution is that the goal of second language (L2) pronunciation research and teaching should be enhanced comprehensibility and intelligibility as opposed to native-likeness. Three main areas are covered here. We begin with a presentation of advanced uses of pronunciation technology in research with a special focus on the expertise required to carry out even small-scale investigations. Next, we discuss the nature of data in pronunciation research, pointing to ways in which future work can build on advances in corpus research and crowdsourcing. Finally, we consider how these insights pave the way for researchers and developers working to create research-informed, computer-assisted pronunciation teaching resources. We conclude with predictions for future developments.

Comments

This article is published as O'Brien, M.G., Derwing, T.M., Cucchiarini,C., Hardison, D.M., Mixdorff, H., Thomson, R.I., Strik, H., Levis, J.M., Munro, M.J., Foote, J.A., Levis, G.M.,; Directions for the future of technology in pronunciation research and teaching. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation 4:2 (2018), pp. 182–207. doi: 10.1075/jslp.17001.obr

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Copyright Owner

John Benjamins Publishing Company

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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