Book: Voice and Mirroring in L2 Pronunciation Instruction
Chapter: Top-down Research on Interlanguage Phonology
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.