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Technology-Assisted Pronunciation Training

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Technology-assisted Pronunciation Training: Bridging Research and Pedagogy is conceived as the first monograph on technology-assisted pronunciation training. The volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date critical review of the field of Computer Assisted Pronunciation Training (CAPT), linking the main findings from the field of CAPT with the literature on pronunciation pedagogy. Furthermore, it offers a range of tips and strategies for an effective implementation of technology for pronunciation training, considering both teachers and students’ perspectives. The volume places special emphasis on innovative ways in which different technologies have been (and can be) used to teach and train pronunciation, such as social media, podcasting, mobile applications, games or augmented reality. After a critical analysis of the methods and techniques employed in the different branches in the field, the volume offers a methodological framework for conducting rigorous, valid, reliable and pedagogically-relevant research in CAPT. Finally, considering the main trends that CAPT has explored and the findings obtained (not limited to EFL, but including different FLs), the book puts forward a number of recommendations and avenues worth exploring for future research.

Published: Nov 1, 2022