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Book: Voice and Mirroring in L2 Pronunciation Instruction

Chapter: Top-down Research on Interlanguage Phonology

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.42467

Blurb:

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.

Chapter Contributors

  • Darren LaScotte (lascotte@umn.edu - dlascotte) 'University of Minnesota'
  • Colleen Meyers (meyer002@umn.edu - colleenmeyers) 'University of Minnesota'
  • Elaine Tarone (etarone@umn.edu - etarone) 'University of Minnesota'