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Directions for the future of technology in pronunciation research and teaching
Journal of Second Language Pronunciation
  • Mary G. O'Brien, University of Calgary
  • Tracey M. Derwing, Simon Fraser University
  • Catia Cucchiarini, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • Debra M. Hardison, Michigan State University
  • Hansjorg Mixdorff, Beuth University - Berlin
  • Ron I. Thomson, Brock University
  • Helmer Strik, Radboud University Nijmegen
  • John M. Levis, Iowa State University
  • Murray J. Munro, Simon Fraser University
  • Jennifer A. Foote, University of Alberta
  • Greta M. Levis, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
2-1-2019
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.

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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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John Benjamins Publishing Company
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Citation Information
Mary G. O'Brien, Tracey M. Derwing, Catia Cucchiarini, Debra M. Hardison, et al.. "Directions for the future of technology in pronunciation research and teaching" Journal of Second Language Pronunciation Vol. 4 Iss. 2 (2019) p. 182 - 207
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